Realtors Can't Arbitrate Antitrust Row, Consumers Say

By Bryan Koenig (March 31, 2020, 5:28 PM EDT) -- Consumers urged a Missouri federal judge on Monday not to force into arbitration a piece of their proposed class action accusing the National Association of Realtors and major broker franchisors of conspiring to inflate broker commissions, arguing the franchisor in question is too far removed from the arbitration provision.

The arbitration dispute is limited to HomeServices of America Inc. and two subsidiaries, BHH Affiliates LLC and HSF Affiliates LLC, accused alongside others of keeping broker fees artificially high through the national association's industrywide commission rules. The HSA defendants cannot force home-sellers who went through a subsidiary into arbitration, the consumers said,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!