Nosalek v. MLS Property Information Network, Inc. et al

  1. June 11, 2024

    Listing Co. Urges Court To Ignore DOJ's Broker Deal Issues

    A multiple listing service that has struck a $3 million settlement over broker commission rules told a Massachusetts federal court the changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice go far beyond what's required and would create an antitrust problem in the real estate industry.

  2. March 28, 2024

    MLS, Trade Group Say DOJ Deal Fix Itself Anti-Competitive

    The U.S. Department of Justice drew fire Wednesday for pushing what a real estate trade group argued would itself be an anti-competitive rule, as the DOJ and other outside groups vie to influence a proposed $3 million settlement over house broker commissions in Massachusetts federal court.

  3. February 16, 2024

    DOJ Says $3M Antitrust Deal Doesn't Fix Commission Rule

    The U.S. Department of Justice urged a Massachusetts federal court to reject a proposed $3 million settlement in an antitrust class action alleging a multiple listing service's commission rule inflated fees, saying the deal "perpetuates the very same competitive concerns that trouble the current rule."

  4. January 25, 2024

    Mass. Home Sellers Urge Court To Halt Broker Claims

    Home sellers suing a trio of brokerages over inflated commissions asked a Massachusetts federal court to pause the suit while waiting to see whether the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will consolidate a wave of suits with similar claims.

  5. January 11, 2024

    Mass. Broker Commission-Fixing Suit Delayed For DOJ Input

    A Massachusetts federal court has paused a class action against multiple listing services over their broker commission rules while it awaits the U.S. Department of Justice's input on a proposed settlement.

  6. December 19, 2023

    DOJ Still Dissatisfied With Mass. Commission-Fixing Deal

    The U.S. Department of Justice has told a Massachusetts federal judge it still has concerns with the proposed settlement of a case involving a multiple listing service's requirement that home-sellers pay commissions to buyer brokers.

  7. November 17, 2023

    Homeowners Fight Berkshire Unit's Bid To Nix Fee-Fixing Suit

    A class of home sellers in Massachusetts urged a federal court this week to deny a Berkshire Hathaway company's request for an early exit from their lawsuit, which accuses a group of major real estate brokerages of orchestrating an anticompetitive scheme to inflate home buyer-broker commissions.

  8. September 29, 2023

    DOJ Asks For Settlement Delay In Buyer-Broker Fee Suit

    The U.S. Department of Justice is looking to delay the proposed settlement in a class action against a group of major real estate brokers over buyer-broker fees, saying the agreement wouldn't do enough to curb the industry's anti-competitive practices.