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Legal Case Summaries
Texas court upholds award to seller, ruling that purchase contract was not accurately disclosed to seller’s representative while seller was out of the country.
Missouri court imputes notice of correct acreage to buyers and so rejects their attempts to claim two additional acres.
Ohio court finds that claims were not supported by the evidence, as the buyers had never confirmed that mold actually existed on the property.
Wisconsin court rules that purchaser could not allege harm by the association for the marketing materials prepared by a real estate professional.
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.