The bipartisan legislation is designed to counter an erroneous Department of Housing and Urban Development interpretive rule that reversed decades of common understanding of RESPA.
Overshadowed by the Supreme Court’s June 28 decision on the Affordable Care Act, the Court also reversed course and dismissed the appeal of First American Corporation in First American Financial Services v. Edwards challenging whether a claim alleging RESPA violations can be brought in the absence of actual financial injury to a plaintiff.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week provided real estate brokers a lot of clarity about administrative fees charged by brokerages.
Attorney Thomas Gregory discusses legal risks associated with listing and leasing vacant properties and offers risk management tips that licensees can use to mitigate their risk.
The countdown is on. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ ethics requirement gives members until Dec. 31, 2012, to take an approved ethics course. Associations are doing everything they can to avoid holding eleventh-hour ethics courses for hundreds, or even thousands, of members in December.
State and federal courts have recently decided—or are considering—a number of significant real estate cases. In this webinar recording from April 19, 2012, NAR's legal experts explain some of the most important issues on court dockets and what their implications are for your business.
The Code of Ethics, like other NAR governing documents, can be updated every year. Learn the 4 most important changes you should know for 2012 and prepare to complete the Code of Ethics Training Requirement if you haven't since 2008.
U.S. EPA overstepped its authority when it vetoed a Clean Water Act permit issued for a sprawling mountaintop-removal coal mining project in West Virginia, a federal judge ruled today.
Effective Jan. 1, 2002, a new rule issued by the federal government requires non-financial trades and businesses to report certain information regarding cash transactions involving currency over $10,000 to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau within the U.S. Treasury Department, in order to aid intelligence and law enforcement agencies in their battle against money laundering.
Vermont court rules that pre-suit mediation clause and limitation of liability provisions contained in a purchase & sale form contract created by the state association did not violate the state's consumer fraud laws.