14. Compliance with Seller Preferences as to Purchaser/Discrimination

Opinion Letter 93-5 (Mary Bartolotta) - sellers can select with whom they will deal, as long as not violative of anti-discrimination laws. Broker must not participate in unlawful discrimination against protected classes

96 DOS 93 Matter of Ardelean - federal court decision is collateral estoppel re: housing discrimination (Open Housing Center tester); unlicensed activity by salesperson; failure to satisfy judgment without proof of inability to do so

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