Judge allows most claims against ‘love nest’ agents, brokerage to stand

A New Jersey superior court judge has dismissed claims that two agents accused of using a client’s vacant home for sex intentionally inflicted emotional distress on the couple who owned the home, NorthJersey.com reported.

But the judge allowed the remaining claims to stand in a lawsuit filed by the couple against the agents and their former brokerage, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. Those claims include trespass, invasion of privacy, breach of contract and a count seeking punitive damages.

The couple, Richard and Sandra Weiner, allege that the agents, Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan, not only used their home as their personal love nest, but also “intentionally listed the house above market value to avoid Realtor traffic in the home.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has said it “ceased its affiliation with the agents … immediately after learning of the allegation of improper behavior at the property” in January 2012.

Lindsay has filed a countersuit alleging the couple tried to extort him using video captured by a security camera in the home. Some of that footage aired on CBS’ “Inside Edition” on Tuesday.

Source: NorthJersey.com


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