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Sitzer | Burnett: Live updates from the buyer-agent commission trial

Gary Keller (left), Bob Goldberg, Gino Blefari and Marc King (right)

The long-awaited Sitzer | Burnett commission trial is underway in Kansas City, Missouri, and Inman is covering it all live as it unfolds. Check back early and often for news, views, schedules and more.

Under their thumbs: The enigmatic homesellers behind Sitzer | Burnett

The plaintiffs in a class action antitrust suit challenging the real estate industry’s commission structure took to the stand Wednesday and Thursday to make the case that the practice of homesellers paying buyer agents is “unfair.”

‘Rabbit gets the gun’: The essential guide to Week 1 of Sitzer | Burnett

From left: Former Coldwell Banker CEO M. Ryan Gorman, Keller Williams co-founder Gary Keller, RE/MAX CEO Nick Bailey and HomeServices of America CEO Gino Blefari. Testimony from the execs played large in the first week of the Sitzer | Burnett trial.

Big names, heated exchanges and the emergence of homeseller plaintiffs on the stand dominated the first week of the Sitzer | Burnett commission trial in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sitzer | Burnett judge refuses defendants’ request for mistrial

Robert MacGill, left, lead counsel for HomeServices of America, Ethan Glass, center, attorney for the National Association of Realtors, and Timothy Ray, representing Keller Williams, all asked the judge to declare a mistrial on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023.

HomeServices of America attorneys filed a motion Wednesday requesting a mistrial in the Sitzer | Burnett trial, saying a video submitted a day earlier jeopardizes its chances for a fair trial.

Tom Ferry podcast video delivers fresh drama at Sitzer | Burnett trial

Plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Ketchmark, right, clashed with Robert MacGill, an attorney representing HomeServices of America, after the close of the fourth day of the Sitzer | Burnett trial.

On Tuesday, plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Ketchmark played a video of a Tom Ferry interview with Allan Dalton of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices that drew objections and threatened to derail proceedings.

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