Nation: NAR Stops Patent Troll

In June, NAR filed a lawsuit against Data Distribution Technologies, LLC (DDT) requesting that its patent on a “Web-updated database with record distribution by email” be declared invalid and unenforceable by a U.S. District Court. DDT is a subsidiary of patent monetization firm General Patent Corporation. DDT holds a single patent and secures revenue by suingContinue reading “Nation: NAR Stops Patent Troll”

Boulder: Appeals Court Confirms Decision

In 2014, a group of property owners in unincorporated Boulder County filed a lawsuit in Boulder District Court against the Boulder County Commissioners (Wibby et al. v. Boulder County Board of County Commissioners).  The group sought a court order requiring the County to reconstruct and/or repave local unincorporated subdivision roads using tax dollars previously usedContinue reading “Boulder: Appeals Court Confirms Decision”

Colorado Association of Realtors: Construction Defect Reform Fails Again

In spite of a valiant effort by the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (HOA), the group was unable to build the consensus needed to introduce a bill this year. The HOA, made up of business leaders, economic developers, metro mayors and affordable-housing advocates and CAR, gave up on talks after groups representing homeowners refused to allow condominiumContinue reading “Colorado Association of Realtors: Construction Defect Reform Fails Again”