Legal Case Summaries

Illinois court rules that a broker’s statement that he had a “strong relationship” with the alderman did not constitute a misstatement of fact necessary to bring a misrepresentation claim.

A California appellate court considers the damages awarded to a purchaser who was told by real estate professional that a strange smell was “sea air” but later turned out to be coming from a septic tank and an oil tank buried on the property.

A California appellate court considers the damages awarded to a purchaser who was told by real estate professional that a strange smell was “sea air” but later turned out to be coming from a septic tank and an oil tank buried on the property.

New York appellate court affirms dismissal of lawsuit alleging that listing broker had a duty to confirm that owner had obtained the proper permits needed to lease property.

Georgia federal court rules that fact issues remain as to whether real estate professionals, who were retained to preserve and market a foreclosed property, were operating under the control of the Fannie Mae because of the extensive rules imposed upon the real estate professionals through Fannie’s listing agreement.

The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld a property owner’s right to challenge in court an Army Corps of Engineers determination that a property contained wetlands in a case where NAR filed a brief in support of the property owner.

Supreme Court of the United States determines that a party alleging statutory violations must demonstrate an actual, concrete injury in order to have standing to bring a lawsuit in a case where NAR filed an amicus curiae brief.

Georgia court enters judgment for listing broker because he did not have a fiduciary relationship with the seller since there was no written agreement between the parties and there was also no evidence that broker concealed the erosion on the property.

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