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Tag Archives: Antitrust

Antitrust – Real Property – Multiple Listing Services – Anti-Competitive Bylaws – Putative Class Actions (access required)

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.

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Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Declaratory Judgment Action – Administrative – Antitrust (access required)

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission This court lacks jurisdiction to enjoin an ongoing administrative action. The issues that plaintiff attempts to raise before this court must be decided by the Fourth Circuit on appeal from a final agency action, if the administrative action goes against plaintiff.

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