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Federal court determines no RESPA violation for referrals from real estate brokerage to its affiliated title companies.
Administrative law judge determines that website operator registered names containing the word “REALTOR” in bad faith.
Federal court vacates REALTOR® association arbitration award on unusual grounds.
Bad online review of real estate broker is given freedom of speech protection by Washington court.
Washington court's reversal serves as reminder of buyers' duty to "beware, inspect and question."
Vermont court rules that association’s role in drafting purchase agreement later used in a transaction did not support buyer’s consumer fraud action.
Michigan court rejects the challenge to association's arbitration process.
Massachusetts court finds that license law trumped state's usual test for determining whether an individual qualified as an independent contractor.
Wisconsin court rules that broker/lender did not have a fiduciary duty when he was considering a short sale offer for client's property.
Federal court rules that law did not give tenant the ability to bring a lawsuit against a bank over its attempted eviction after its foreclosure.