Guarding Against Conflict Over The Procuring Cause Doctrine

By Karl Neumann (March 10, 2020, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The procuring cause doctrine is a default rule that often arises when there is no agreement — whether oral or in writing — regarding payment of commissions after the end of a brokerage or agency relationship. The rule arose from principles of equity and was created to protect commission-based brokers or agents responsible for procuring a buyer or sale under the circumstances where the business relationship ended (e.g., by termination) before completion of the transaction.[1]...

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