Legal News from NAR

Published: March 14, 2007

<table width="507"><tbody><tr><td class="sectionheader"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 13px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; COLOR: #cc0000; PADDING-TOP: 3px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">LEGAL </b /></span></td></tr><!– Itemheader –><tr><td class="itemheader"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: 900; FONT-SIZE: 14px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; COLOR: #003399; PADDING-TOP: 3px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br /><b>Brokerage Liable for Sexual Harassment </b></span></td></tr><!– Story –><tr><td class="blacktext" width="500">A salesperson who alleged sexual harassment from another sales associate can file a lawsuit under Title VII, the federal statute that bars discrimination in the workplace, because the associate's relationship with the brokerage had the characteristics of an employee relationship, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled, affirming the trial court decision in a short proceeding that didn't include oral arguments. The Nevada Association of REALTORS®, which joined NAR in contributing financial support to the defense of the brokerage, has filed a petition with the Ninth Circuit seeking a rehearing en banc. In an en banc hearing, all members of the appellate court would sit for oral arguments. For more info, <a title="blocked::http://go-to.realtor.org/h/2OLY4/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81" href="http://go-to.realtor.org/h/2OLY4/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81">click here.</a> </td></tr><!– End of story –><!– Itemheader –><tr><td class="itemheader"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: 900; FONT-SIZE: 14px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; COLOR: #003399; PADDING-TOP: 3px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"></span></td></tr><!– Story –><tr><td class="blacktext" width="500"></td></tr><!– End of story –><!– Itemheader –><tr><td class="itemheader"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: 900; FONT-SIZE: 14px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; COLOR: #003399; PADDING-TOP: 3px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br /><b>Mortgage Fraud: Recognizing the Signs </b></span></td></tr><!– Story –><tr><td class="blacktext" width="500">Read about the increasing dangers real estate brokers face from mortgage fraud in a brochure from NAR's Risk Management Committee, <a title="blocked::http://go-to.realtor.org/h/5VBQJ/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81" href="http://go-to.realtor.org/h/5VBQJ/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81">click here.</a> </td></tr><!– End of story –><!– Itemheader –><tr><td class="itemheader"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: 900; FONT-SIZE: 14px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; COLOR: #003399; PADDING-TOP: 3px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br /><b>Managing Listing Content Toolkit </b></span></td></tr><!– Story –><tr><td class="blacktext" width="500">Learn how to secure and manage the contractual and intellectual property rights of listing content in a comprehensive toolkit developed by NAR, <a title="blocked::http://go-to.realtor.org/h/MSK8C/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81" href="http://go-to.realtor.org/h/MSK8C/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81">click here.</a> </td></tr><!– End of story –><!– Itemheader –><tr><td class="itemheader"><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: 900; FONT-SIZE: 14px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; COLOR: #003399; PADDING-TOP: 3px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br /><b>&quot;Minimum Service Laws&quot; Document Center </b></span></td></tr><!– Story –><tr><td class="blacktext" width="500">View documents from states that have embarked on the process of defining the &quot;minimum services&quot; a real estate licensee must provide to their clients, <a title="blocked::http://go-to.realtor.org/h/PFICO/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81" href="http://go-to.realtor.org/h/PFICO/PFIOQ/SN/K2F81">click here</a><br />Please do not reply to this email – this mailbox is for distribution purposes only. <!– Story –></td></tr><tr><td class="blacktext"></td></tr></tbody></table>


Last modified: March 14, 2007 at 7:48 am | Originally published: March 14, 2007 at 7:48 am
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