BlockShopper settles suit with law firm

Site agrees not to 'deep link' to Jones Day

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A Web site that serves up housing market data and "news stories" that include personal details, gleaned from the Internet about buyers and sellers, has settled a lawsuit that arose after it publicized home purchases by two associates at a prominent international law firm.

The settlement agreement prohibits the site, BlockShopper.com, from embedding hyperlinks to the law firm, Jones Day, in its stories.