DOJ and NAR squabbles miss the point

Guest perspective: NAR/DOJ lawsuit stymies innovation (Part 2)

Editor’s note: This is a two-part guest perspective written by Minneapolis attorney Brian N. Larson on the impact of the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors trade group. See Part 1.

The Justice Department sued the National Association of Realtors in September 2005, alleging that its Internet property listing display policies were anticompetitive. The basis of the suit was the form of the NAR policy before the September revisions.