WASHINGTON – Data brokers who provide online information to landlords about tenants’ rental histories may be subject to the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Federal Trade Commission has warned.
The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended two attorneys who failed to fully disclose that they were behind the purchase of a home their client had foreclosed upon and put up for auction.
A Richmond, Va. lawyer who had a high-volume real estate practice has surrendered his law license after the state bar found long-time lapses in bookkeeping and registration as a settlement agent.
In a reversal of course, a Pennsylvania court ruled last week that home sellers had no duty to disclose that their property was the scene of a grisly murder/suicide.
The buyers of a luxury condominium unit in New York City could not revoke their purchase agreement on the ground that their developer failed to comply with the disclosure requirements of federal law, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
WASHINGTON – As the budgetary wrangling between the White House and Congress continues, the only thing that is clear is that an agreement on long-term estate tax reform is unlikely. That means federal estate tax rate hikes and the loss of certain planning tools are looming for January.
Legal malpractice insurers for the first time are reporting a higher percentage of claims involving real estate than any other practice area, according to a new survey from the American Bar Association.
Home borrowers suing Quicken Loans for violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act were required to show that the lender split an allegedly unearned fee with another party, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision.
Home borrowers suing Quicken Loans for violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act were required to show that the lender split an allegedly unearned fee with another party.
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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether §8(b) of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act prohibits a real estate settlement services provider from charging an unearned fee only if the fee is divided between two or more parties.