Legal Case Summaries
A California court has considered the proper measurement of damages that a jury could award to a buyer.
North Carolina's highest court has considered whether an association has standing to bring a lawsuit when some, but not all, of its members are adversely impacted by an action.
Michigan's highest court has considered whether a lender's fees for completing loan documents constituted the unauthorized practice of law. Click here to read a summary of the appellate court's decision in this case.
A Georgia appellate court has considered whether a broker was entitled to recover a commission when there was no written brokerage agreement between the seller and the broker.
A Wyoming court has considered whether a home inspector was liable to a buyer for stating in his report that a house was "structurally sound" when it was later discovered that the home's structure was unstable.
A Texas appellate court has considered a property owner's constitutional challenge to a statute that allowed the state’s public utility commission to resolve access disputes between property owners and telecommunication carriers by allowing the commission to set a "reasonable" fee that telecommunication carriers would pay to the owners when the parties cannot agree on the access fee.
In a case previously summarized in The Letter of the Law, Oregon's highest court has considered whether a buyer could collect emotional distress damages from a real estate broker for broker's alleged breach of his fiduciary duty to his clients. Click here to read the earlier summary.
New York's highest court has considered whether a co-op corporation properly terminated shareholder's proprietary lease for "objectionable" conduct.
An Ohio federal court has considered allegations made by a national franchisor of real estate brokerages against a large real estate brokerage firm operating in Ohio arising from a 2000 settlement agreement between the parties
A Georgia appellate court has considered a salesperson's lawsuit filed against a broker for the broker's alleged violation of the Bankruptcy Code for terminating her allegedly because of her bankruptcy discharge.