Top Agent Network files restraining order against NAR for pocket listing policy

Company alleges it would suffer “irreparable harm” if Realtor associations continue to enforce Clear Cooperation Policy. NAR says TAN “sat on its hands” for months.

NAR’s legal team offers tips to avoid cybercrime, lawsuits

NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson and NAR Associate Counsel Charlie Lee update Realtors on legal issues that could hit their pocketbooks.

Top Agent Network sues NAR, alleges pocket listing policy is ‘group boycott’

The trade group says the suit “has no legal basis” and that the Clear Cooperation policy “promotes equal opportunity for all.”

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac subpoenaed in commission lawsuit

Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit that could shake up the real estate industry have subpoenaed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, sharpening scrutiny of real estate commissions nationwide.

T3 Sixty ‘Danger’ report emerges as latest hitch in NAR lawsuit

NAR commissioned the report for the trade group’s Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee. Among the top 10 dangers noted were “commissions spiral downward.”

DOJ filing indicates wider probe into buyer’s broker commissions

In documents filed Monday, the DOJ claims the National Association of Realtors is “inaccurately portraying” a 2008 consent decree in its defense in a buy-side commission lawsuit.

Bombshell suit against real estate firms could get even bigger

Three additional plaintiffs have been added to a lawsuit involving the sharing of commissions between listing and buyer brokers.

Bombshell lawsuit takes a new turn

The bombshell lawsuit that could upend the U.S. real estate industry has been amended, adding more plaintiffs and defendants and emphasizing the role commissions play in steering buyers and raising costs for sellers.

CoreLogic’s top lawyer is quitting in the middle of a Justice Dept. inquiry

A spokesperson for CoreLogic confirmed to Inman that Arnold Pinkston would be leaving the company and explained that he had received a job offer from a large medical device manufacturer in Orange County, California. 

Is US government investigating MLSs and vendors for antitrust?

The Department of Justice is reportedly demanding CoreLogic and other MLS vendors hand over information related to buyer broker commissions.