Legal Case Summaries

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. 

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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.

Georgia court reverses lower court ruling in favor of transaction broker and sent the case back to the trial court to determine whether transaction broker provided buyer sufficient notice of seller’s deadlines.

Pennsylvania court determines that it lacks jurisdiction over a California brokerage because there was no evidence demonstrating that the firm’s salesperson was acting on behalf of the brokerage when he flipped a commercial property in Pennsylvania.

Connecticut appellate court affirms lower court commission award to a real estate professional when the client violated exclusive representation agreement by buying a property while working with another licensee during the term of both representation agreements.

Federal appellate court rules that New Jersey’s property condition disclosure law did not require developer to disclose the personality traits of the buyer’s neighbor, who allegedly harassed the buyer following her purchase of a home from the developer.

New York court reverses lower court decision in favor of broker because of a factual dispute in a case where an individual fell during a showing and then brought a lawsuit for her injuries.

An Ohio court has affirmed a lower court decision awarding a seller $1.2 million that was primarily based on the brokerage’s failure to make timely court filings.

Georgia appellate court affirms ruling that real estate professional did not have a duty to alert former client that someone had called seeking client’s address (caller turned out to be a process server) because the parties were no longer in an agency relationship.