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NAR: Enough is Enough with Patent Trolls

July 17, 2013: 

NAR joined with dozens of other organizations in a letter to federal lawmakers, calling on them to move forcefully against those bringing frivolous patent suits.

Supreme Court Rules for Property Owner

July 17, 2013: 

Florida water district's proposed conditions for permit approval may amount to an unconstitutional taking, so the case is returned to the lower court.

NAR Legal Guidance on Flood Insurance Disclosures

July 8, 2013: 

The 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act reauthorized the federal program for five years.

Beware of Patent Troll: July Update

July 3, 2013: 

NAR Associate Counsel Katie Johnson's blog post discusses how to deal with letters alleging a patent violation for emailing scanned documents.

Homeowner’s Wind Turbine Ruled Nuisance

June 26, 2013: 

Nevada's highest court affirms injunction barring the construction of a wind turbine inside a residential subdivision.

Changes to MLS Policy Statement 7.57

June 24, 2013: 

Changes to MLS Policy Statement 7.57—which deals with MLS services that can be considered core, basic, and optional services—were approved at the 2013 Midyear Meetings. A Q&A about these changes follows.

AHRN Antitrust Counterclaim Dismissed

June 19, 2013: 

Maryland court dismisses entire counterclaim filed by the company that runs Neighborcity.com against NAR and MRIS, a Maryland-based MLS.

Legal Podcast: Patent Infringement Letters

May 31, 2013: 

NAR Associate Counsel Katie Johnson discusses how members can respond to letters that allege a violation of a patent for emailing scanned documents.


Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the REALTOR® Trademarks

May 30, 2013: 

How much do you know about the National Association of REALTORS® registered trademarks? Take this quiz to find out.

Key West Association Wins Federal Copyright Case

May 30, 2013: 

A federal district court in Florida has awarded $2.7 million to the Key West Association of REALTORS® Inc. in its copyright infringement action against Robert Allen.