Karl Neumann contributed an article to Law360 discussing the procuring cause doctrine. This is a default rule that often arises when there is no agreement — whether oral or in writing — regarding payment of commissions after the end of a brokerage or agency relationship. Karl explains that although the doctrine has its roots in real estate, courts across jurisdictions have now expanded it to apply to just about any instance relating to a brokered or commissionable business arrangement. He also mentions that disputes involving the doctrine can require significant time and resources to resolve.
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