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.

NAR fights back as buyer broker commission lawsuits pile up

An ever-increasing number of law firms are lining up to attack the real estate industry practice of sharing sales commissions between listing agents and buyer’s agents, but the National Association of Realtors is fighting back.

NAR hit with yet another antitrust suit over buyer commissions

Another homeseller is challenging the sharing of real estate sales commissions between listing and buyer’s brokers, according to a new lawsuit.

Meet the lawyer suing to change buyer’s agent commissions forever

Benjamin Brown, a co-chair of Cohen Milstein’s antitrust practice group, is a lawyer whose tenacity the real estate industry may come to know well.

Zestimate suit resurfaces, alleges Zillow conspiracy with brokerages

An antitrust lawsuit alleging Zillow Group conspired with certain real estate brokerages to hide Zillow’s home value estimates on certain listings is back.

Why the ‘bombshell lawsuit’ might be a dud: Part 2

The Moehrl class action lawsuit gunning for real estate might not be as dangerous to our profession as we all fear. Here we continue onto the second and final part of our dive into the mistakes, errors and problems contained within this complaint.

Why the ‘bombshell lawsuit’ might be a dud

The issues and potential threat that the Moehrl lawsuit poses to the real estate industry, specifically in regard to sharing listings and compensation through the MLS, have been outlined — but in this two-part series, you’ll be taken on a deep dive into the mistakes, errors and problems contained within this complaint.