Friday
September 22, 2017

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • Wed, 08/01/2007

    A Missouri appeals court has ruled that a real estate brokerage was entitled to a commission when a buyer it had represented purchased a home the brokerage had previously shown her, even though the buyer’s rep agreement had expired.

  • Wed, 08/01/2007

    An Ohio appellate court has ruled that a buyer’s representative wasn’t liable for injuries a prospective buyer suffered when visiting a property alone.

  • Sun, 07/01/2007

    A federal appellate court has determined that a real estate brokerage can be liable for the sexual harassment of a salesperson that the brokerage had treated like an independent contractor.

  • Fri, 06/01/2007

    A federal district court has entered an injunction prohibiting a competitor of a large regional brokerage from using any of several domain names the competitor had registered.

  • Tue, 05/01/2007

    A Wisconsin appellate court has ruled that municipalities have to supply data on properties to the local MLS in a requested electronic format, despite a licensing agreement between the municipalities and a vendor that gave the vendor control over who could access the data.

  • Tue, 05/01/2007

    A federal appeals court has decided that an arbitrator’s failure to disclose his minimal contact with the attorney of the prevailing party in an arbitration doesn’t change the validity of the decision.

  • Sun, 04/01/2007

    A Georgia appeals court has determined that a brokerage could not be held liable for a salesperson’s failure to disclose a property defect because the salesperson was an independent contractor and the brokerage had no knowledge of the transaction.

  • Sun, 04/01/2007

    A federal appeals court has decided that a real estate brokerage wasn’t entitled to receive commissions during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Thu, 02/01/2007

    A federal appeals court has determined that a widespread ban on off-site advertising signage based on sign content was too broad to be constitutional.

  • Thu, 02/01/2007

    A New York trial court has decided that scientific evidence and expert testimony presented in a case didn’t sufficiently support links between mold exposure and various health problems.