A California court has considered whether a court properly denied a real estate license to a disbarred attorney.
The California Department of Real Estate ("Department") denied Bernard James Berg ("Applicant") a real estate license. The Department based its denial on earlier proceedings conducted by the state bar which had resulted in the Applicant's disbarment as an attorney. The grounds for the Applicant's disbarment involved his overbilling of a client and withdrawing disputed funds from his trust account.
A federal appellate court has considered whether children could bring a lawsuit for alleged violations of the federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Act ("Act").
Jack Russell Terrier Network of N. California v. Am. Kennel Club, Inc.: Different Levels of Association Cannot Engage in an Antitrust Conspiracy
A federal appellate court has considered whether a national dog club could conspire with its regional affiliates in violation of the Sherman Act.
A South Carolina appellate court has decided whether a lower court properly directed a verdict in favor of a brokerage based on a protection clause contained in the listing agreement.
A Wisconsin federal court has considered whether a multiple listing service participant could bring a class action lawsuit against a REALTOR® association and its multiple listing service over the practice of requiring association membership for multiple listing service participation.
A Utah appellate court has considered whether a commercial brokerage could collect a commission for a lease renewal which occurred outside of the listing agreement's protection period.
Idaho's highest court has considered whether the state's two year statute of limitations for professional malpractice governed allegations made by buyers against a real estate licensee.
A Georgia appellate court has considered whether real estate professionals and brokerages could be liable for an attack by the sellers' dog on potential buyers.
An Ohio appellate court has considered whether a real estate brokerage is required to pay a commission advance company directly a salesperson's portion of the commission, which the salesperson had assigned to the commission advance company. Click here to read a summary of the lower court's decision in this case.
A Texas appellate court has considered whether a buyer could recover damages from a real estate professional's misrepresentation of a home’s square footage when the buyer purchased the property for less than the property's appraised value.