April 23, 2018

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • Thu, 01/01/1998

    A seller's real estate professional can be held liable for damages by buyers who receive an inaccurate septic certification at settlement, a state appellate court has ruled.

  • Mon, 12/01/1997

    Property rights advocates won two noteworthy victories this year before the U.S. Supreme Court. This pattern is likely to continue as long as the current court's composition remains the same, according to NAR analysts.

  • Mon, 12/01/1997

    Two major federal court decisions impacting the real estate industry are expected in 1998.

  • Wed, 10/01/1997

    Landlords who cite religious beliefs for refusing to rent to unmarried couples have lost an important case.

  • Mon, 09/01/1997

    About half the members of the Passaic County MLS have dropped out of the organization in a dispute involving a larger, privately owned MLS.

  • Mon, 09/01/1997

    How far do you have to go in disclosing court cases connected to a property for sale? Are you required to determine and disclose the existence of any lawsuit relating to common areas of a planned unit development that are not at the site of a particular unit being sold? The answer is no, according to a recent decision of the California 4th Appellate District Court.

  • Tue, 07/01/1997

    Real estate practitioners may be liable for up to triple damages for misstatements--even unknowing misstatements--concerning material facts in a sales transaction, according to a recent decision of the state Supreme Court.

  • Tue, 07/01/1997

    Laws to prevent offensive realty practices such as blockbusting and panic peddling must be written narrowly; otherwise, they're unconstitutional, the U.S. District Court in Illinois has ruled.

  • Thu, 05/01/1997

    A U.S. District Court judge said that city and state laws forbidding housing discrimination based on marital status violate the U.S. Constitution. The case was the latest in a series brought by landlords in different states citing religious belief as a legal basis for discriminating against unmarried tenants.

  • Tue, 04/01/1997

    Are real estate practitioners subject to licensing authorities when selling their own property? Yes, according to a ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court.