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.
California court rules that the statute of limitations for sellers’ brokers did not apply to a dual agent when the claims were made by the buyer.
Massachusetts court affirms small claims court ruling that listing agreement allowed broker to retain a portion of the escrow for buyer’s default.
Pennsylvania court determines that broker violated terms of stipulation and so affirms award of damages to the association.
New York appellate court rules that sellers’ damages were not caused by the actions of real estate professional and therefore dismisses the lawsuit.
Ohio court reverses decision in a case involving a salesperson who incorrectly told the buyer that she could rent condo purchased as an investment.
South Dakota court rules that buyer's claims against representative over information about utilities was not barred by the statute of limitations.
Arizona appellate court returns case to trial court to determine whether broker’s e-mails to her clients constituted an electronic signature.
Nevada court upholds verdict against licensee when the sale of clients' home collapsed and the clients could not terminate a purchase contract.
Iowa court awards to a salesperson the full commission amounts from transactions that she had under contract prior to her departure from brokerage.
Pennsylvania court determines that psychological damage to a property does not constitute a material defect requiring disclosure.