Michael Ketchmark filed the new lawsuit just moments after a jury sided with his clients in the Sitzer | Burnett case. The new suit claims another batch of companies committed a conspiracy
Oct 31
Jurors in the 2-week commission trial shocked the real estate industry Tuesday, awarding an astonishing $5.36B in damages to homesellers after deliberating for 2 hours and 28 minutes
Oct 31
In a final push on Monday, attorneys for real estate franchisors and the National Association of Realtors argued that homesellers in the case failed to prove a conspiracy to inflate commissions
Oct 31
Keller Williams co-founder Gary Keller provided lengthy testimony Friday as the defense wrapped up a case to be decided by a Kansas City jury later this week
Oct 30
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
Oct 25
The plaintiffs in a class action antitrust suit challenging the industry’s commission structure took to the stand to make the case that the practice of homesellers paying buyer agents is 'unfair'
Oct 19
On Day 2 of witness testimony Wednesday, attorney Michael Ketchmark narrowed in on training materials and presentation slides he alleged violated antitrust policies held by the defendants
Oct 18
As the commission trial begins, the Kansas City courtroom saw opening arguments and testimony from industry leaders Keller, Goldberg and HomeServices of America CEO Gino Blefari
Oct 17
The National Association of Realtors, Keller Williams, HomeServices and its subsidiaries BHH Affiliates and HSF Affiliates submitted their trial briefs ahead of the antitrust trial in Kansas City
Oct 17
The allegations, the high-profile witnesses slated to testify and all the evidence the jury will and won't see — it's all here as the long-awaited Sitzer | Burnett commission trial unfolds this week
Oct 16
An attorney for the Sitzer/Burnett homeseller plaintiffs calls the change a 'stunning admission of guilt' on the eve of a class-action trial set to start Oct. 16
Oct 6
The homeseller plaintiffs agreed to a 2-month extension of deadlines related to a proposed deal with MLS PIN after the federal agency asked for time to assess the deal's 'competitive impact'
Oct 3
The Department of Justice's antitrust division on Thursday requested a 2-month deadline extension to review a proposed deal between homesellers and MLS PIN, a broker-owned multiple listing service
Oct 3
A federal judge struck down charges that defendants conspired to 'fix,' 'maintain' and 'increase' prices for buyer brokerage services, but allowed claims they sought to 'control' prices to proceed
Sep 29
Inga Dow filed notice in US District Court for Northern Texas on Monday dismissing claims against all but former KW CEO John Davis, who she said harassed and abused her while KW did nothing
Sep 28
Coupled with findings of an internal investigation made public this month, the memo addressed to Donna Gland reveals NAR was aware of a 'hostile, toxic work environment' as early as March 2022
Sep 27
Employees of the trade group demanded the departures of NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, President Tracy Kasper, Chief Legal Officer Katie Johnson and head of HR Donna Gland on Monday
Sep 19
The deal resolves claims in both the Sitzer and Moehrl antitrust cases. The franchisor agreed to change its business practices, including 'no longer forcing homesellers to pay buyer’s agents'
Sep 18
Judge Patti Saris preliminarily approved the deal after settlement fund restructuring. The case could provide a sneak peek at broader changes pending bombshell commission suit outcomes
Sep 14
The company agreed to resolve the claims against it for $83.5M. Exact terms will be revealed when the plaintiffs ask the court to approve the deal, but an attorney for the plaintiffs says the franchisor is the first of the defendants to agree to 'change its practices'
Sep 5