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Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – Oct. 18th Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Risks to Lawyers in Closing Real Estate Loans: Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq.

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Battle Between Massachusetts Closing Attorneys vs. Settlement Service Providers Argued Before SJC

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Billion Dollar Mass. Closing Industry At Stake Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments in the closely watched case of The Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, Inc. (REBA) v. National Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (NREIS). This...

Vetstein Law Group: REBA Sues To Stop Illegal “Witness-Only” Residential Closings

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Bar Assn. Lawsuit Targets Kentucky Based Settlement Service Company Employing Local Contract Attorneys As first reported today by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly , the bar association for Massachusetts real estate attorneys (REBA) has filed a lawsuit against National Loan...

Into the Matrix: The Future of the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Real Estate Closings Following Matrix Financial Services Corp. v. Frazer

By Neil C. Robinson, III Excerpt from Into the Matrix: The Future of the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Real Estate Closings Following Matrix Financial Services Corp. v. Frazer , 63 S.C. L. Rev. 1001 (Summer, 2012) I. Introduction In the first quarter of 2011, South Carolina ranked thirteenth...

Sellers Hit With $500,000 Judgment For Torpedoing Closing

Attorney’s Obnoxious Conduct At Closing Factor in Large Award Every now and then I have a contentious deal where I should be wearing a black and white referee’s shirt instead of a shirt and tie. I’m usually successful in getting everyone to calm down and close the transaction...