Zillow and Move settle trade secrets lawsuit for $130M

Archrivals Zillow and realtor.com operator Move Inc. have reached a settlement for $130 million after more than two years of bitter legal combat. Before the settlement, the case was scheduled to go to jury trial today. The deal resolves all claims in l…

Court order crops damages claim in Zillow-Move trial

As a trial between archrivals Move Inc. and Zillow approaches its June 6 start date, a Washington state judge has narrowed its scope, but a more than $1 billion damages claim against Zillow remains …

Judge punishes Zillow exec for evidence destruction

A Washington state judge has ruled that Zillow executive Curt Beardsley — one of the company’s top representatives to the real estate industry — destroyed evidence willfully and in bad faith in a trade secrets lawsuit between Zillow and realtor.com o…

Realtor.com vs. Zillow: A nasty fight for home turf

Things aren’t so sweet on the home front for realtor.com as Zillow has in a sense evicted the official website of the National Association of Realtors out of the online real estate penthouse. Also, nasty litigation has ensued between Move, Inc. (the operator of realtor.com) and Zillow …

Move-Zillow spoliation hearing live blog: Day 2

The second day in the spoliation hearing between Move, Inc. and Zillow Group …

Zillow execs to defend against claims of ‘massive’ evidence destruction

Errol Samuelson and Curt Beardsley — Zillow Group’s top representatives to the real estate industry — will be in the hot seat this week, facing allegations of “massive” evidence destruction in a Seattle courtroom as early as today …

Zillow could owe $2B in damages, Move and NAR allege

Zillow could be in for a whopper of a bill in the two-year-old litigation between the company and its biggest rival, realtor.com operator Move Inc. “The scope of this case — and damages claim — is staggering,” attorneys for Zillow, Samuelson and Bear…

Zillow exec Curt Beardsley penned ‘Attack ListHub’ memo before leaving Move Inc.

Months before leaving Move Inc., Zillow exec Curt Beardsley drafted a plan of attack to undermine his then-employer’s widely-used listing distribution platform, ListHub …

NAR dodges 3 Zillow claims in Crocker letter countersuit, but defamation sticks

A countersuit filed by Zillow in August against the National Association of Realtors is packing a bit less of a punch today. A Washington state court has thrown out three of the suit’s claims against the million-member trade group, but allowed claims f…

Zillow execs evoked ‘Thelma and Louise’ before jumping ship from Move

A Washington state court has ordered a neutral forensic examination of electronic devices of three Zillow employees named in the so-called “whistleblower letter” revealed earlier this year. Move attorneys also allegedly uncovered emails and text messag…