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Challenges to Salesperson's Independent Contractor Status

March 31, 2014: 

Watch a video with NAR legal staff discussing lawsuits challenging the independent contractor status of salespeople.

Drone Operator Fine Reversed

March 26, 2014: 

Administrative law judge rules that FAA lacked jurisdiction to impose the fine.

Salesperson Liable for Nondisclosure

March 19, 2014: 

Federal court holds that buyers’ real estate salesperson breached contract with clients by failing to disclose encumbrance on purchased land.

NAR Joins MOVE, Inc. Lawsuit Against Zillow, Samuelson

March 17, 2014: 

NAR is joining a lawsuit filed by MOVE, Inc. against Zillow and new Zillow Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson.

Broker Accountable for Affiliate Negligence

March 5, 2014: 

Tennessee court holds that “no knowledge” of wrongdoing is no defense in managing broker’s failure to prevent affiliate broker’s negligence and misrepresentations.

Landlord Can Show Tenant's Property

February 26, 2014: 

California appellate court allows landlord access to tenant’s apartment on the weekend in order to hold an open house.

NAR Names New General Counsel

February 24, 2014: 

After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of Realtors® has selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the association’s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective today.

Court Disregards HUD Policy Statement

February 19, 2014: 

Federal court determines no RESPA violation for referrals from real estate brokerage to its affiliated title companies.

NAR Claims Domain Names

February 19, 2014: 

Administrative law judge determines that website operator registered names containing the word “REALTOR” in bad faith.

Lawsuit Tries to Expose Anonymous Online Reviewers

February 19, 2014: 

Customers are taking to online channels to talk about businesses. But what if an anonymous poster writes a defamatory review? Courts are weighing whether the reviewer should be revealed.

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