KITEC Plumbing Claim Deadlines Extended

KITEC Plumbing Claim Deadlines Extended

On February 26, 2014, the Court extended all deadlines for owners of Clark County homes that contain Kitec plumbing systems to file claims requesting the available settlement relief.  The Court extended…
WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE?

WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE?

WHAT IS UNDUE INFLUENCE? Geraldine Coffey earned $130,000 a year for the past 20 years as a nurse caring for Huguette Clark, a reclusive copper heiress, who resided alone in a 42-room Manhattan apartment…
DID YOU KNOW THAT?

DID YOU KNOW...

Your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions does not address this issue. As a result, we recommend the completion of this Affidavit which can also set forth in detail your funeral arrangements. …
LAWSUIT WITH A LOT OF BITE

LAWSUIT WITH A LOT OF BITE

In the spirit of the impending holiday I thought I would share with you the story of Tom and Consandra Christmas who purchased 35 acres in Louisiana in 2003.  Next door to the Christmases' property was…
Using Your Errors and Omissions Insurance to the Max

Using Your Errors and Omissions Insurance to the Max

Unfortunately, our society is becoming more litigious and real estate professionals are finding they are not immune from this trend.  While most licensees are familiar with the use of their Errors &…
HOW CRAZY ARE YOUR CLIENTS

HOW CRAZY ARE YOUR CLIENTS???

The Staten Island Advance recently reported a story about John Franco and his wife.  Franco isn’t just another professional baseball player.   He is the New York Mets all-time save leader.  The…
Dam it! Here we go again...

Dam it! Here we go again...

A Hutchinson, Kansas, couple who bought a home without being told they would be responsible for maintaining a dam on the property has been awarded $202,500 in a lawsuit they filed against their real estate…
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY JAIL TIME

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY JAIL TIME

If you have been to one of my continuing education courses it is easy to think I am picking on real estate licensees.  Unfortunately, it is easy to become embroiled in litigation even when you have done…
Just When You Thought it Was Safe to go Back Into the Water…

Just When You Thought it Was Safe to go Back Into the Water…

A class action lawsuit was recently filed in Maryland against a prominent real estate licensee, who advertises his team #1 in the state, for violations of RESPA.  The complaint alleges the Agent received…
Financial Adviser Who Was Also Realtor Breached Duty to Elderly Client

Financial Adviser Who Was Also Realtor Breached Duty to Elderly Client

The Haisches built a substantial estate, including a ranch, and their wills from the 1990s reflected a desire to leave a substantial charitable legacy. Joe Duling became the Haisches' financial adviser.…