Real estate antitrust lawsuits gain class-action status

Brokerages deny antitrust allegations

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A judge for a U.S. District Court in Idaho has granted class-action status to four separate antitrust lawsuits, which allege that four real estate brokerage companies engaged in illegal commission practices.

The four class-action lawsuits were each filed against individual real estate companies — including Aspen Realty, Holland Realty, Sel-Equity Co. and Park Pointe Realty (doing business as John L.