WRA Says Seller Must Pay Broker Commission Upon Buyer’s Default

WRA Says Seller Must Pay Broker Commission Upon Buyer’s Default

The Wisconsin Realtors® Association filed a brief in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals case as an interested party. The Wisconsin Realtors® Association has taken the position that, “if the buyer’s valid written offer is accepted so as to constitute an enforceable contract, then the owner must pay commission, even if the buyer later defaults.” The Wisconsin Realtors® Association further argues …..

Looking Back: Was the McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit Frivolous?

Looking Back: Was the McDonald’s Coffee Lawsuit Frivolous?

When Liebeck vs. McDonald’s Restaurants, was filed in 1992, it was branded by the media as a prime example of the excess and frivolity of tort law, and used as a primary argument for tort reform. The general story (that spread like wildfire) was that a woman, while driving, received burns from hot coffee that she spilled on her lap and decided to sue McDonald’s. But was the lawsuit unjustified?