Legal Case Summaries

Case summaries are provided for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal advice by a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Case law may change over time, so be sure to confirm a case is still good law. 

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New Jersey federal court rules that the patent is directed at an abstract idea and thus may not be eligible for patent protection.

Federal appellate court affirms trial court’s determination that the sellers in this class-action lawsuit had failed to produce any evidence demonstrating the existence of a conspiracy to fix commission rates by brokerage firms.

Administrative law panels determine that registrants registered domains containing the term “REALTOR®” in bad faith.

Georgia court allows buyer’s lawsuit against the seller to proceed after she made improvements to the wrong property based on photos in the listing.

Former client must pay commission despite salesperson’s failure to comply with law requiring disclosure of consent order violation to Real Estate Department.

Ohio’s highest court rules that jury instructions didn’t require a finding that salesperson acted within scope of her duties in acts harmful to client.