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Buyer’s Rep Not Liable for Erroneous Measurements

May 28, 2014: 

Texas court finds that buyer’s representative had no knowledge that property’s square footage was smaller than the size listed in the public records.

Court Finds No Duty to Disclose Competing Offer

May 21, 2014: 

Supreme Court of South Carolina affirms that seller’s broker had no duty to disclose competing offer to prospective purchaser.

Legal Action Funding Case Report - RPCTE 2014

May 21, 2014: 

Read a summary of the seven cases where NAR agreed to provide financial support during the recent REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo.

Counterclaim Against MLS Dismissed

May 15, 2014: 

Maryland federal court rules that MRIS qualifies for an antitrust immunity doctrine and so rules against the operator of Neighborcity.com.

Window to the Law: Contribution Limits in Campaign Finance Law

May 9, 2014: 

NAR Legal Affairs discusses the abolition of aggregate campaign contribution limits, REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo, and the Legal Action Program.

Video: Legal Pulse 1Q 2014 Highlights

May 9, 2014: 

Highlights from 1Q 2014's Legal Pulse Newsletter in the areas of Agency, RESPA, Property Condition Disclosure, and Employment Issues.

1Q 2014: Agency, PCD Rights, RESPA, Employment

May 2, 2014: 

A summary of legal research on topics that may be a source of legal liability for real-estate licensees: Agency, Property Condition Disclosure, and RESPA, as well as a limited number of Employment issues. 

No Liability for MLS Listing Information

April 30, 2014: 

California court rules that listing broker’s statement in the MLS that study had found property buildable was not inaccurate.

Sex Offender Disclosure Suit Dismissed

April 23, 2014: 

Court finds no breach of broker’s duties for failure to disclose neighboring sex offender, as rep agreement stated that no such requirement exists under AZ law.

Political Contribution Limits Overturned

April 16, 2014: 

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that limits on aggregate contributions by individuals to candidates and political parties violates the First Amendment.

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