An appellate court today upheld an earlier ruling that the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors did not break the law in pulling property listings from public view at its CincyMLS.com Web site. The Web site is maintained by the Multiple Listing Service of Greater Cincinnati Inc., a subsidiary of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. "Complete vindication," said Patrick F. Fischer, a lawyer for Keating Muething & Klekamp who represented the Realtor board in the lawsuit. "The board acted with full authority to do what it did and the court upheld that in its entirety." Ed Rothenberg, broker-owner at Ed Rothenberg Realty in Cincinnati and a leading representative in the lawsuit against the Realtor board, said, "We're very disappointed. We certainly felt we had a strong case." Rothenberg and...
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