Very few lawyers in general practice in Virginia have not been consulted at one time or another about the right of a real estate broker to collect a commission on a sale of property consummated directly by the owner or through another broker with a customer found by the first broker. The majority of the disputes of this nature never reach the courts and undoubtedly the great majority of those that do are finally settled at the trial court level. Nevertheless the Virginia reports contain a number of decisions involving such cases, and opposite results have sometimes been reached under substantially similar circumstances. The purpose of this brief note is to examine some of these decisions and to state certain conclusions that may be of some assistance to practitioners who are called upon to give advice upon and possibly litigate such matters.
William S. Cudlipp Jr.,
The Broker's Claim to a Commission When His Customer Buys Through Another Broker,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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