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Massachusetts Massachusetts

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The Antitrust Division has commented to the Massachusetts legislature about the benefits consumers could realize if non-attorneys are permitted to perform certain real estate settlement services, such as drafting deeds, mortgages, leases and agreements, examining titles, issuing title certification or policy of title insurance, and representing lenders as their closing agents.

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Brokerage services: Discount Brokers Can Make Selling a Home Less Costly

Rebates: Rebates Make Buying a Home Less Expensive

Press Releases

December 16, 2004

Justice Department and FTC Urge Massachusetts Bar Association to Reject Proposal Restraining Competition Between Lawyers and Nonlawyers

October 12, 2004

Justice Department and FTC Urge Massachusetts Legislature to Allow Nonlawyers to Compete with Lawyers for Real Estate Closing Services

Comment Letter

October 6, 2004

Letter to Representative Paul Kujawski Re: Analysis of House Bill No. 180

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