It has been said: “[E]quity must follow the law. But where the law provides no
remedy, equity may do so.” To that since “equity must follow the law,” where the law prohibits a remedy, equity may not do so. This was illustrated in a case the Mississippi Court of Appeals decided on Tuesday which was Mosley v. Triangle Townhouses, LLC located here. The issue in the case was whether an individual could get a finder fee in the absence of a real estate license. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court in finding that since the plaintiff was not a licensed agent, he had no legal right to a fee and equity could not create a remedy in violation of law.