April 23, 2018

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • Mon, 03/01/1999

    A person licensed in Pennsylvania as a real estate salesperson marketed herself in a local publication as an “accredited buyer broker.” The individual, who did not have a real estate broker’s or associate broker’s license, holds the designation ABR®, Accredited Buyer Representative, awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, a wholly owned subsidiary of NAR.

  • Mon, 03/01/1999

    A settlement has been reached in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first enforcement action against a real estate brokerage for failing to comply with the 1996 Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule.

  • Mon, 02/01/1999

    A U.S. District Court found that a residential landlord’s refusal to install a wheelchair ramp or lift at the entrance of an older apartment building didn’t violate the federal Fair Housing Act.

  • Fri, 01/01/1999

    Despite a favorable ruling from an administrative law judge saying “innocent owners” of inaccessible multifamily dwellings aren’t liable, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® says there is still much uncertainty in the multifamily market. And the uncertainty is affecting transactions.

  • Sun, 11/01/1998

    A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers acted improperly when it regulated dredging activity the same way it regulates activity that adds fill material to navigable waters, including wetlands.

  • Sun, 11/01/1998

    A federal appeals court has shot down as unconstitutional an Illinois antisolicitation law. The Illinois Legislature had used the menace of blockbusting, or panic peddling, as the rationale for keeping the law.

  • Tue, 09/01/1998

    A state appeals court has ruled in favor of two real estate licensees sued by a couple who claimed that the licensees had failed to make adequate property condition disclosures.

  • Sat, 08/01/1998

    A recent state court ruling highlights the responsibility of sellers to tell what they know about off-site conditions that will affect their property's value.

  • Wed, 07/01/1998

    After a long ordeal, a store owner here has won a landmark property-rights case involving land taking by the city. The victory marked the closure of a case, Dolan v. Tigard, in which the city delayed paying compensation to property owners John and Florence Dolan for nearly four years after the Dolans won a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994.

  • Fri, 05/01/1998

    A listing salesperson isn’t required to verify the accuracy of a seller's claims concerning a property's condition, California's Fourth Appellate District Court has ruled.