In a decision that was handed down on June 30, 2010, a United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has ruled that HUD's sham joint venture guidelines, as contained in HUD's RESPA Statement of Policy 1996-2 (the "Policy Statement"), are unconstitutionally vague, and has granted the defendants summary judgment against claims by the plaintiffs that certain affiliated title agencies violated RESPA. Carter v. Wells-Bowen Realty, Inc., 2010 WL 1607266.
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