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Compensation and Compliance Matters: A Closer Look at MSA Exclusivity Concerns

While exclusivity provisions in marketing services agreements are not per se illegal pursuant to Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, their inherent anticompetitive nature and inherent suggestiveness of consumer steering create indicia of a RESPA section 8 violation which can make non-compliant an otherwise compliant marketing services relationship between settlement service providers.

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