Court finds no fault in ban of public access to real estate listings

Cincinnati Realtor board is vindicated in lawsuit brought by small brokers

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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.