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Leadership Summit 2013: Legal Update

September 10, 2013: 

At the 2013 Leadership Summit, Laurie Janik, NAR General Counsel, and Ralph Holmen, Association NAR General Counsel, take a look at the legal issues that have shaped the year and examine what issues may impact the year ahead.

How to Disclose Flood Insurance Requirements

September 6, 2013: 

NAR's Legal Affairs department explains how brokers and agents should properly disclose flood insurance requirements, as well as providing additional helpful resources on flood insurance.

Tenant’s Improper Eviction Action Denied

September 4, 2013: 

Federal court rules that law did not give tenant the ability to bring a lawsuit against a bank over its attempted eviction after its foreclosure.

Court to Reconsider Fair Housing Lawsuit

August 28, 2013: 

Federal appeals court returns matter to lower court to consider whether ad promoting rental unit as a "great bachelor pad" violated the federal Fair Housing Act.

Hotel Condominium Not a Security

August 21, 2013: 

Federal appellate court determines that buyer had not demonstrated that the purchase of condo was connected to the real estate management agreement.

Copyright Infringement Injunction Upheld

August 13, 2013: 

Federal appellate court affirms injunction prohibiting the company that operates NeighborCity.com from copying photographs from MRIS's database.

Legal Podcast: Flood Insurance Program

August 9, 2013: 

Russell Riggs and Ralph Holmen discuss recent changes to the Flood Insurance Program and potential disclosure issues for real estate professionals.

How to Protect Your Property Listings From Rental Scams

July 30, 2013: 

In this video, NAR's Risk Management Committee shows you how to protect property listings from being used in rental scams by using Google Alerts, an "If This, Then That" (IFTTT) recipe, and Google Images.

Clause Protects Rental Firm

July 24, 2013: 

Indiana appellate court rules that clause in property management agreement protected leasing firm from damages caused by problem tenants.

MLSs See Gains in Copyright Cases

July 18, 2013: 

Federal court decisions on the unauthorized use of listing data have brought positive results for REALTORS®

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