In a case where a buyer made an offer and signed a purchase agreement, but sellers decided that they no longer wanted to sell and cancelled the transaction, a New York appellate court ruled the buyers' representative was not entitled to a commission.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has decided that a suit against a brokerage for allegedly charging a buyer a transaction fee when no service was performed could be certified as a class action suit.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Roommates.com is not entitled to immunity under the Communications Decency Act because their profile form requires users to provide personal information that might be used to discriminate.
A Missouri appeals court has ruled that a real estate brokerage was entitled to a commission when a buyer it had represented purchased a home the brokerage had previously shown her, even though the buyer’s rep agreement had expired.
A Wisconsin appellate court has ruled that municipalities have to supply data on properties to the local MLS in a requested electronic format, despite a licensing agreement between the municipalities and a vendor that gave the vendor control over who could access the data.
A federal appeals court has decided that an arbitrator’s failure to disclose his minimal contact with the attorney of the prevailing party in an arbitration doesn’t change the validity of the decision.
A Georgia appeals court has determined that a brokerage could not be held liable for a salesperson’s failure to disclose a property defect because the salesperson was an independent contractor and the brokerage had no knowledge of the transaction.