Lawyerless Real Estate Deals Dispute Stays In Federal Court

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday denied a motion by the Real Estate Bar Association to send to state court a long-delayed, five-year suit over a real estate research and assistance firm's lawyerless property transactions.

Contrary to the association's arguments, the judge held that the suit was not an attorney disciplinary action, a criminal contempt hearing or a state enforcement action, but a matter between two private parties. REBA had asked that its case against National Real Estate Information Services Inc. be remanded because the federal...
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