U.S. Supreme Court Archive

Supreme Court Provides Clarity on Brokerages’ Administrative Fees

The U.S. Supreme Court last week provided real estate brokers a lot of clarity about administrative fees charged by brokerages when it ruled in favor of Quicken Loans in a lawsuit over unearned fees in the Real Estate Settlement...

Supreme Court Rules Fee Split Required for RESPA Violation

From NAR Legal Affairs: Resolving a circuit split in the manner urged by NAR, the Court rules that RESPA requires a fee split of a settlement-service fee for a §2607(b) violation. In a case involving mortgage lending but which...

Court Side: Supreme Court Should Settle Contentious RESPA Issue

News Flash: On May 24, the Supreme Court decided in favor of NAR’s position on the Quicken case (discussed in this April 30 post). Here’s a link to the decision. Guidance from NAR will be forthcoming soon. Earlier this...
April 30, 2012

EPA Case Is Owner Rights Opportunity

The EPA wetlands case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week involves a narrow due process issue but for NAR the case provides an opportunity for real estate interests to press their property-rights effort on behalf of property owners....
January 9, 2012

Property Rights at Root of EPA Supreme Court Case

When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case called Sackett vs. EPA next week, NAR and a dozen other associations will be looking on with more than passing interest. NAR is part of a group that has submitted...
January 4, 2012