Home Listing rules 9th Circumscription Says estate agent group faces antitrust lawsuit from Rival

9th Circumscription Says estate agent group faces antitrust lawsuit from Rival

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By Khorri Atkinson (April 26, 2022, 6:25 p.m. EDT) — The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived PLS.com’s antitrust lawsuit challenging the National Association of Realtors’ policy prohibiting members from marketing private properties without using the service. association listing, ruling that competing real estate website correctly alleged anti-competitive effect in violation of Sherman Act.

A three-judge panel said in a published opinion that a California district court erred in dismissing the case last year on the grounds that PLS failed to show antitrust harm because it did not alleges no harm to buyers or sellers of homes. The gist of PLS’s argument is that NAR’s “clear cooperation policy” has…

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