9th Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of Real Estate Tying Case

Law360, New York (July 29, 2009, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has rejected Idaho homebuyers' challenge to the dismissal of their class action claiming real estate companies ran afoul of antitrust laws by tying the sale of undeveloped lots to agents' services and commissions for developed property.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down its opinion on Monday, affirming a district court's decision to grant the real estate companies — including Park Pointe Realty Inc. and Holland Realty Inc. — summary judgment, holding that there was no evidence that...
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