Judge Firmly Tosses Realtor's Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (October 26, 2010, 12:54 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has closed out a Sherman Act and defamation suit brought by Gregory Hackman Realtors Inc. that claimed Dickerson Realtors Inc. and four of its agents hatched a scheme to drive Hackman out of business in Rockford, Ill., after it offered lower rates.

Judge Elaine E. Bucklo's ruling, issued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, marked the fourth opinion handed down in a suit initially lodged by Hackman's principal, Gregory Hackman, against a slew of companies and associations...
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