May 25, 2018

Law & Ethics: In Court Articles

  • Fri, 08/01/2008

    A federal appeals court has ruled that is not entitled to immunity under the Communications Decency Act because their profile form requires users to provide personal information that might be used to discriminate.

  • Tue, 07/01/2008

    An administrative law judge has ruled that a Detroit area MLS policy eliminating exclusive agency listings from its property feed to public Web sites was not a violation of federal antitrust laws.

  • Sun, 06/01/2008

    Its quick and informal nature is often the appeal of e-mail communications for busy professionals. But quick and fast doesn’t negate legally binding, as online bookseller Amazon learned the hard way.

  • Sun, 06/01/2008

    Sharing MLS data that contains errors with a buyer client doesn’t make you guilty of negligent misrepresentation, even if the buyer relied on that erroneous information in making a purchase.

  • Tue, 04/01/2008

    You know how valuable your prospect list is, but you may not have a legal leg to stand on if a competitor gets hold of it. At least that was the decision of South Carolina’s Supreme Court.

  • Fri, 02/01/2008

    The decision by a federal appeals court to prohibit a competitor for copying listings from a yacht brokerage database may have implications for real estate.

  • Tue, 01/01/2008

    You know things are getting surreal when one party to a fraud scheme is scammed by another — and then tries to sue and recover damages.

  • Sat, 12/01/2007

    Montana’s highest court has ruled that an agent can’t work on behalf of more than one buyer bidding on the same property.

  • Sat, 09/01/2007

    An Indiana court has ruled that efforts by a homeowner’s association to enforce an antileasing covenant violated the Fair Housing Act.

  • Sat, 09/01/2007

    An Illinois court has determined that a vote to merge two MLSs was invalid because a quorum was not present for the vote at one of the MLSs, as required in the group’s bylaws.