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.
Court grants summary judgment to owner of waste-disposal site crawling with alligators after neighbors’ suit claimed the animals’ presence depreciated their land.
Pennsylvania's highest court rules that an earlier owner's murder/suicide on the property did not need to be disclosed.
Homebuyer’s unjustified nondisclosure suit against broker and seller merited $60K in sanctions plus costs of appeal, says court.
Ohio court finds that evidence supported jury verdict that dual agent failed to properly advise client about certain conditions on the property.
Large broker with affiliated title company fined $500K for failing to comply with RESPA.
Where listing salesperson and buyer’s rep are licensed under the same broker, both have the same fiduciary duties to all parties to the transaction.
Texas court finds that buyer’s representative had no knowledge that property’s square footage was smaller than the size listed in the public records.
Supreme Court of South Carolina affirms that seller’s broker had no duty to disclose competing offer to prospective purchaser.
Maryland federal court rules that MRIS qualifies for an antitrust immunity doctrine and so rules against the operator of Neighborcity.com.
California court rules that listing broker’s statement in the MLS that study had found property buildable was not inaccurate.