Don't Limit Real Estate Work To Lawyers: DOJ/FTC

Law360, New York (April 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal antitrust regulators have warned the Supreme Court of South Carolina that proposed rules that would prevent non-attorneys from performing certain real estate transaction work may force consumers to go to attorneys for such work and thus face higher costs.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced on Thursday that they had submitted a joint letter to the state Supreme Court regarding proposed guidelines.

The tasks the guidelines would only allow lawyers to perform include title work, preparing deeds, overseeing the drafting of...
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