1st Circ. Keeps Lawyerless-Transaction Case Alive

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 5:57 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Wednesday vacated in part and reversed in part a district court's judgment in favor of a real estate research and assistance firm in a case brought by the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts Inc. over the company's ability to facilitate real estate transactions without a lawyer.

After more than five years and several appeals, the case will once again be heard in Massachusetts federal court, consistent with the First Circuit's initial ruling on the matter in June 2010, which vacated a...
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