Staten Island Board of REALTORS, Inc. v. Smith (____ A.D. 2d ___; 742 N.Y.S. 2d 267) – judgment granting injunctive relief affirmed; SIBOR establishes that use of “Staten Island MLS” created confusion with respect to the source of the service among individuals involved in the purchase and sale of real estate on Staten Island, that it expended significant sums in advertising its name, and that its name was used with the intent to deceive the public 
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Second quarter Legal Lines now available

The second quarter 2019 edition of NYSAR’s Legal Lines is now available online at This edition covers who needs to sign a listing agreement, the issue of websites and accessibility for individuals protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a broker was not found liable for fraud to to a disclaimer in the purchase contract and more. Learn more