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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.

Flood Insurance Disclosure Guidance

April 2, 2014: 

NAR Legal Affairs has updated the model disclosure for use on properties that require flood insurance in light of the recent changes to the Biggert-Waters Act.

Coupon-Based Rebate Scheme Held Illegal

April 2, 2014: 

Broker’s distribution of cash-back coupons to potential buyers for presentation to sellers is deemed violation of law prohibiting commission splits with non-licensees.

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.