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Legal Case Summaries
Wisconsin court rules that broker/lender did not have a fiduciary duty when he was considering a short sale offer for client's property.
The Supreme Court ruled that a party may prove violations of the federal Fair Housing Act by either showing intentional discrimination or that the challenged practice had a disparate impact on protected classes.
Massachusetts’s highest court finds that license law allowed broker to properly classify salespeople as independent contractors.
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.
Administrative law judge rules that FAA lacked jurisdiction to impose the fine.
Federal court holds that buyers’ real estate salesperson breached contract with clients by failing to disclose encumbrance on purchased land.
Federal court determines no RESPA violation for referrals from real estate brokerage to its affiliated title companies.
Administrative law judge determines that website operator registered names containing the word “REALTOR” in bad faith.
Resolving a circuit split in the manner urged by NAR, the Supreme Court ruled that RESPA requires a fee split of a settlement-service fee for a §2607(b) violation.
A Florida federal court considers allegations against a multiple listing service in a lawsuit brought by a photographer .
Meredith DiCarolis (“Salesperson”) was a real estate licensee associated with Revier d/b/a RE/MAX Partners (“Brokerage”). The Salesperson hired photographer Lizzette Dawes-Ordonez (“Photographer”) to take pictures of a home. The...