Antitrust – Real Property – Multiple Listing Services – Anti-Competitive Bylaws – Putative Class Actions
By North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Staff
Published: May 24,2012
Robertson v. Sea Pines Real Estate Companies Inc. The 4th Circuit says plaintiff buyers of real estate brokerage services in South Carolina have stated an antitrust claim under the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1, with allegations that defendant brokerages that serve as board members of the local multiple listing service conspired to unfairly restrain market competition.