May 25, 2018

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • 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.

  • Fri, 06/10/2011

    A South Florida real estate agent and talk show host is facing charges for allegedly using his talk show and real estate seminars to recruit investors for a Ponzi scheme.

  • Wed, 06/01/2011

    A home photographer is fined after frivolously pursuing a case against the local MLS.

  • Mon, 03/07/2011

    A Northern California man is the fifth person in the Sacramento area to plead guilty in recent months to rigging bids at foreclosure auctions.

  • Thu, 03/03/2011

    A former Colonial Bank executive pleaded guilty to her role in covering up a billion-dollar scheme, which is considered one of the largest cases of fraud in the nationwide mortgage crisis.

  • Tue, 03/01/2011

    The Court of Appeals of Texas ruled, affirming the trial court on a real estate brokerage who purchased a property for its own investment portfolio and sold it for a profit didn't breach its fiduciary duty to a client who also wanted the property.

  • Wed, 01/12/2011

    As part of an ongoing legal battle with a group of banks, some of the nation's largest builders may be forced to buy acres of desert near the Las Vegas Strip and develop it as was originally intended during the housing boom.

  • Tue, 01/11/2011

    Following a recent court ruling in Massachusetts, lenders will likely think twice before foreclosing on a home owner, experts say.

  • Mon, 01/10/2011

    Massachusetts' highest court ruled against U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co. in a mortgage foreclosure case that is expected to have broad implications for the nation's largest banks.

  • Wed, 01/05/2011

    A Portland, Ore., real estate professional has pled guilty to money laundering, after arranging for a title company to pay a large sum of money for plumbing repairs in a home that were never completed.