Court rejects Zillow's insurance claim for legal expenses in VHT case

Listing portal and real estate photo company continue litigation battle
  • Federal court rules Zillow's insurance carrier doesn't have to cover Zillow's legal expenses in a case brought by a real estate photo company.

The real estate industry has been following the VHT lawsuit closely, in part because the photos at issue in the case were provided to Zillow by real estate agents, brokers and multiple listing services — possibly under misattributed rights. The case highlights how real estate agents and brokers may want to keep track of what happens to the photos they send to Zillow and other listing sites.