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Real Estate Broker Wins on Appeal

Joel Wright won Fotinos v. Real Estate Broker in the Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1. Plaintiff homebuyer retained Joel’s client as his real estate broker. He made an offer on a home, then had a home inspection performed. He chose not to review the inspection report, limiting his requests for repair to those his broker discussed with him. He bought the house, then sued his broker and the sellers for failure to disclose defects. The trial court had dismissed the homebuyer’s claims on summary judgment. The Court of Appeals affirmed because the buyer’s lack of reasonable investigation precluded any claims for misrepresentation.

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