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November 20, 2017

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • Thu, 06/01/2006

    A Kansas appeals court has determined that a real estate salesperson had a duty to disclose the findings of two inspection reports, which reached different conclusions on termite damage, to a buyer.

  • Thu, 06/01/2006

    A New Jersey appellate court has decided that the rules created by a homeowners’ association can’t limit the constitutional rights of residents to share their views on political campaigns.

  • Mon, 05/01/2006

    A federal court in New York has let a suit proceed to decide whether a disabled tenant’s request to move to a more accessible apartment in the same building for the same rent is reasonable.

  • Mon, 05/01/2006

    An appeals court has upheld a ruling that a brokerage and a salesperson weren’t guilty of concealment or negligence in failing to disclose that a house was a modified mobile home.

  • Sat, 04/01/2006

    In a victory for the MLS membership model, a federal court in Kentucky has ruled that an MLS can limit participation to members of the local REALTOR® association.

  • Sat, 04/01/2006

    A California court has ruled that a broker who was purchasing a property for personal investment wasn’t entitled to a commission as damages when the seller canceled the contract.

  • Wed, 02/01/2006

    The Third Circuit has become the third federal appeals court to hold that a lender could violate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by charging consumers higher fees for a service than it paid a third-party company when the lender provided no additional service.

  • Wed, 02/01/2006

    An Ohio appeals court determined that sellers hadn’t committed fraud by failing to reveal the possibility of a future assessment.

  • Sun, 01/01/2006

    A federal court has upheld an MLS’s requirement that only members of a REALTOR® association can participate in the MLS.

  • Thu, 12/01/2005

    A California appellate court ruled that the sellers of a home with a history of flooding problems did not misrepresent and conceal material facts to the buyer about the history of flooding on the property even though they didn’t mention every time the house had flooded.