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Broker's Free Speech Argument Rejected

February 25, 2015: 

Nebraska federal court upholds Nebraska's attempt to enjoin a California broker from listing Nebraska properties without a Nebraska license and rules that the state’s regulations did not violate the First Amendment, as the broker was offering brokerage services and not simply advertising the properties.

No Liability for Permit Nondisclosure

February 18, 2015: 

California court holds that broker had no duty to discover or disclose to homebuyer that local regulatory requirements could preclude building home on purchased lot.

Window to the Law: Patent Troll Demand Letters

February 4, 2015: 

Watch a new video that outlines the options available to an entity that receives a demand letter requesting payment of a licensing fee from a non-practicing entity, or "patent troll."

Court Rules HUD Overstepped Authority

February 4, 2015: 

District of Columbia federal court determines that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development did not have the authority from the Fair Housing Act to create its disparate impact rule and so vacated the rule.

Fiduciary Duties Owed by Directors of Associations

January 26, 2015: 

Video for Association Directors: NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson explains the fiduciary duties that members serving on the board of directors of a REALTOR® association owe to the association.

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.

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