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A Note from Jessica Hickok

For everyone that made it to our Mid-Year Meeting in New Orleans back in April, THANK YOU!

This event was my first-ever ARELLO conference, and I think it was a huge success. Over 200 ARELLO members gathered in New Orleans for governance meetings, excellent speakers, and a true taste of Louisiana. Attendees were enlightened by Russ Cofano’s update on antitrust, the DOJ, and agency laws, and gained valuable insights into the state of the economy from Dr. Elliott Eisenburg. The ...

Florida Court of Appeals Affirms Revocation of Real Estate License

A Florida real estate broker appealed an order of the Florida Real Estate Commission revoking his license as a result of a second-degree felony conviction. The Commission opened its investigation after the broker self-reported the conviction to the Commission. At the conclusion of its investigation, the Commission sent a notice to the broker, giving the broker an opportunity to request a hearing. The broker failed to request a hearing, and the Commission proceeded with a hearing. The ...

Zillow Proposes Touring Agreement

The announcement of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) settlement to end the litigation on seller claims related to broker commissions has brought a new focus on buyer brokerage agreements. The NAR settlement includes an agreement to implement a rule that would require MLS participants to enter into written agreements with buyers, to help them understand their agent’s services and how the agent will be compensated for those services. The exact nature and extent of the ...

North Carolina Court of Appeals Affirms Virtual Testimony in Administrative Hearing

The Court of Appeals of North Carolina has affirmed a lower court’s decision upholding an administrative order based in part on virtual testimony. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (Board) issued an administrative notice of hearing against the Respondents, who were a builder, general construction company, and its registered agent. Prior to the hearing, the Board subpoenaed five witnesses to appear and testify virtually. The Respondents objected to the virtual ...

Presidential Task Force Releases Progress Report on Federal Lead Action Plan

The Presidential Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children developed a plan in 2018, to reduce lead exposure through collaboration with federal agencies and stakeholders. That plan, the Federal Lead Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts, just released a progress report. The Taskforce aims to achieve four goals through the plan:

  1. Reduce children’s exposure ...

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