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Legal Case Summaries
A Connecticut court sends a dispute to a REALTOR® association for a hearing and stays a lawsuit between two members fighting over a commission.
A Minnesota federal court has considered whether a multiple listing service was entitled to receive a preliminary injunction for copyright infringement against the company that operates NeighborCity.com for its reposting of the MLS’s copyrighted listing data without permission.
Illinois court rejects challenge brought by a member who was disciplined for threatening litigation against a consumer who had filed a complaint.
A Tennessee court rejected a prospective buyer's lawsuit alleging that sellers had failed to disclose the need for a short sale because the court determined that there was never an enforceable contract between the parties.
Michigan court upholds jury verdict awarding buyer damages for listing broker’s failure to disclose that the property was contaminated, contrary to the information in the property’s promotional materials.
A Hawaii court considered what duties a real estate professional owed to her clients when she began serving as the property manager for their properties ostensibly as a friend, even though she did receive compensation for her services.
An Ohio court sent back to the trial court a case where the potential buyers alleged that the real estate professional shared their confidential with another client who ultimately purchased the property.
A Maryland federal court entered a preliminary injunction for copyright infringement against the company that operates NeighborCity.com, prohibiting the website from re-posting listing data obtained from a multiple listing service without permission.
Kentucky federal court ruled that sellers in a class-action lawsuit had failed to produce evidence demonstrating a conspiracy existed to fix commission rates by brokerage firms.
A New Jersey appellate court upheld discipline imposed by a real estate commission on licensees for their role in selling a new home to a second buyer before the underlying transaction had closed.