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27. Housing Discrimination

83 DOS 93 Matter of Farrell - failure to timely obtain a signed disclosure form from seller prior to listing; brief period since new legislation effective; no prejudice to parties; reprimand

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

Opinion Letter 93-5 (Mary G. 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

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