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Sanowicz v. Bacal, B252962

In this case, plaintiff alleges that he and defendant, both licensed real estate agents, agreed to share commissions earned by either of them on certain sales of real property, but that defendant breached that agreement. Judgment of the trial court sustaining without leave to amend defendant’s general demurrer to plaintiff’s first amended complaint is reversed, where: 1) the Legislature did not forbid commission sharing arrangements between two agents pursuant to Business & Professions Code section 10137; 2) two licensed real estate agents may agree to share commissions earned under the circumstances of this case; and 3) leave should be granted to amend on remand if plaintiff can do so in a manner consistent with the applicable legal principles.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/26/2015
  • Published 02/26/2015


  • Goodman


  • California Court of Appeal


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