5. Arbitration

CRC #387 Matter of DOS v. O'Hanlon, et al., Consent Order re: North Shore MLS - decision to list with MLS must be made by property owner; principal must be free to choose which broker will act as owner's agent or subagent; delete provisions for commission split to be negotiated between listing and selling brokers; enforcement of arbitration by CPLR Article 75, not expulsion; discipline enforcement by DOS, not MLS; overruling arbitrator decision re: retaliation against complainant

1288 DOS 08 Matter of Kardish – broker; conviction of felony; certificate of relief for civil disabilities and presumption of rehabilitation; danger of relapse; failure to disclose conviction at time of application, when did not have certificate of relief; revoke broker license and deny salesperson license

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Fourth quarter Legal Lines now available

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