Brokerage accused of paying agents bonuses for double-ended deals

Lawsuit against New York brokerage Houlihan Lawrence takes a new twist, with anonymous letters alleging the firm was paying 'secret kickbacks' to its 1,300 agents

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Anonymous letters sent to the plaintiffs’ law firm also allege the brokerage pays or paid its agents bonuses for keeping transactions in-house — a tactic that is not unheard of in the real estate industry.