Couple Loses Landmark Case Against Real Estate Agent

Vista, Calif.–A couple who sued their real estate agent for fraud and negligence lost their case in Vista, Calif. on Thursday, the New York Times reports.Marty and Vernon Ummel’s case–in which the couple accused their ReMax agent, Mike Little, of being so anxious to close the deal that he neglected to tell them other homes on their street in Carlsbad, Calif. were selling for lower prices–received national coverage.Real estate lawyers said a win for the Ummels could have prompted a number of homebuyers whose home value had declined to file lawsuits. However, the jury rendered the not guilty verdict quickly in the case.