Judge denies motion to dismiss DOJ lawsuit against NAR

Antitrust lawsuit over Internet listings policies will proceed

A U.S. District Court judge has denied a motion by the National Association of Realtors trade group to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed last year by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Justice Department officials charge in the lawsuit that the Realtor group has adopted overly restrictive policies for the online display and sharing of property listings information. The trade group had sought in a December court filing to dismiss the federal government’s case, disputing several aspects of the lawsuit.

Mark Filip, a U.S.