The Real Word: What does the Zillow class-action lawsuit dismissal mean?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll tackle the recent class-action lawsuit against Zillow and why it was dismissed. If you’re a Zillow user, what does this mean for you?

Realtor.com hit with class-action lawsuit over allegedly non-viable leads

Two real estate agents have filed a class-action lawsuit against realtor.com operator and News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc., alleging the company has defrauded thousands of agents by failing to deliver the number of viable leads from Realtor.com it promises.

Investor alleges Zillow lied about co-marketing program

A Zillow Group shareholder has filed a lawsuit alleging the company and its two top executives defrauded investors by misrepresenting its co-marketing program’s compliance with an anti-kickback law, thereby artificially inflating the real estate giant’…

Realogy and PHH score big win in RESPA class-action lawsuit

The one-year statute of limitations on Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) lawsuits could be the undoing of a class-action suit filed against Realogy Holdings, franchisor of some of the best-known brands in real estate, and mortgage lender PHH Mortgage Corp. The lawsuit alleges that the joint venture between Realogy and PHH is a “sham” entity that violates RESPA, but Realogy and PHH scored a big win last week in their quest to get the case thrown out of court …

Realogy and PHH move to dismiss RESPA class action lawsuit

The plaintiffs have asked the court to suspend the statute of limitations deadline by 10 years — specifically, to Jan. 31, 2005, the date that Realogy and PHH entered into their Strategic Relationship Agreement …

Realogy and PHH move to dismiss RESPA class action lawsuit

The plaintiffs have asked the court to suspend the statute of limitations deadline by 10 years — specifically, to Jan. 31, 2005, the date that Realogy and PHH entered into their Strategic Relationship Agreement …

Real estate independent contractor lawsuits, explained

Are real estate agents independent contractors or employees? This seemingly simple question has sparked some debate — and some lawsuits. The controversy seems to have reached new levels since the arrival of new “sharing economy” business models like U…

Lenders said to be bending rules of Zillow’s co-marketing program

Mortgage lenders may have violated federal anti-kickback laws by bending the rules of a co-marketing program that lets them pick up part of the tab when real estate agents advertise their services on Zillow. That’s according to a lawsuit filed …

ZipRealty settles final class-action agent compensation lawsuit for $1.7M

Real estate brokerage and referral site operator ZipRealty Inc. will pay $1.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by two real estate agents formerly employed by the company in Arizona. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, reso…