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FCC Revises Robocall Rules

December 31, 2013: 

New rules require express written consent for automated telemarketing calls and eliminates the established business relationship exception.

Court Finds for "Reprehensible" Sellers

December 31, 2013: 

Washington court's reversal serves as reminder of buyers' duty to "beware, inspect and question."

Allegations Over Model Form Rejected

December 11, 2013: 

Vermont court rules that association’s role in drafting purchase agreement later used in a transaction did not support buyer’s consumer fraud action.

Association Arbitration Award Affirmed

November 22, 2013: 

Michigan court rejects the challenge to association's arbitration process.

Long-time NAR General Counsel Laurie Janik Notes Milestones from 36-Year Career

November 21, 2013: 

Laurie Janik sat down with REALTOR® Magazine to reflect upon the significant legal challenges NAR has faced over her decades-long tenure with the association. Find out what she considers her biggest milestones.

Six Cases Selected for Legal Action Funding

November 20, 2013: 

Read a summary of the cases where NAR has agreed to provide financial support.

Salesperson Ruled Independent Contractor

November 5, 2013: 

Massachusetts court finds that license law trumped state's usual test for determining whether an individual qualified as an independent contractor.

Risk Management & License Law Forum at 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

October 30, 2013: 

Pocket Listings: Legal, Ethical and Industry Considerations. Hear experts speak and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this trending topic in the real estate industry. The Risk Management & License Law Forum will be held on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at the Moscone Center West, Esplanade Level, Room 302/304.

Legal Podcast: Pocket Listings

October 29, 2013: 

CAR attorney Elizabeth Miller-Bougdanos discusses the legal issues raised by pocket listings in a preview of this year's Risk Management Forum.

Broker Lender Has No Special Duty

October 23, 2013: 

Wisconsin court rules that broker/lender did not have a fiduciary duty when he was considering a short sale offer for client's property.

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