August 30, 2014

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • Sat, 11/02/2013

    A federal appeals court dismisses a case brought for alleged violation of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act.

  • Fri, 07/12/2013

    Federal court decisions on the unauthorized use of listing data have brought positive results for REALTORS®

  • Fri, 03/15/2013

    Does an electronic business card in an agent’s e-mail constitute an electronic signature? The Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1, sent a case back to trial to determine whether it does.

  • Tue, 09/18/2012

    A district court ruled that a listing brokerage was entitled to keep its commissions from the sale of two apartment buildings in 2007, though the company buying the properties was being operated as a Ponzi scheme.

  • Wed, 07/18/2012

    Freeman, et al v. Quicken Loans Inc.  No. 10–1042

  • Sun, 01/01/2012

    An incomplete property description means a reduced commission.

  • Sat, 10/01/2011

    A commercial brokerage's interference with a developer's contracts proves costly.

  • Fri, 07/01/2011

    A federal appellate court ruled that a sales associate was bound to follow the commission-split rules that he agreed to at his former brokerage even though he had transferred to a different subsidiary.

  • Tue, 06/21/2011

    Online reviews of real estate professionals is rampant. But what happens when the review makes false accusations against you that could harm your business? A recent court case may set a precedent that you can't ignore.

  • Tue, 06/14/2011

    Two executives were sentenced to several years in prison for their involvement in a massive fraud ring that led to the collapse of one of the country's largest privately held mortgage lending companies, as well as a bank.