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REALTORS® Join Coalition to Pass Patent Litigation Reform

January 15, 2015: 

NAR, along with the United for Patent Reform coalition, to pursue solutions to abusive patent litigation.

Association Arbitration Award Upheld

January 13, 2015: 

Federal appellate court reverses lower court, determining that lower court did not properly evaluate a REALTOR® association's arbitration process.

DDT Patent Challenged as Invalid

January 12, 2015: 

New Jersey federal court rules that the patent is directed at an abstract idea and thus may not be eligible for patent protection.

Window to the Law: ADA Basics

January 9, 2015: 

This month's Window to the Law discusses the Americans with Disability Act and covers some of the frequently asked questions about the ADA received by NAR.

Dismissal of Price-Fixing Claims Upheld

December 30, 2014: 

Federal appellate court affirms trial court’s determination that the sellers in this class-action lawsuit had failed to produce any evidence demonstrating the existence of a conspiracy to fix commission rates by brokerage firms.

Video: Legal Pulse 3Q 2014 Highlights

December 17, 2014: 

Highlights from 3Q 2014's Legal Pulse Newsletter in the areas of Agency, Property Condition Disclosure, RESPA, Technology, Antitrust, and Third-Party Liability issues.

3Q 2014: Agency, Property Condition Disclosure, RESPA, Ethics

December 17, 2014: 

A summary of legal research on topics that may be a source of legal liability for real-estate licensees: Agency, Property Condition Disclosure, RESPA, Technology, Antitrust, and Third-Party Liability issues.

Window to the Law: Rules for Proper Use of NAR’s REALTOR® Trademarks

December 2, 2014: 

Chloe Hecht, Associate Council for NAR, discusses rules for proper use of the REALTOR® trademark, and how these rules apply to members' use of the trademarks online - including in connection with the .REALTOR top-level domain.

Broker Accountable for Seller’s Bad Info

November 25, 2014: 

New York court holds listing broker liable for seller’s incorrect assertion that home was connected to city sewer system.

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