Realtors Say 8th Circ. Has Sole Power Over Antitrust Arb Row

Law360 (April 17, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A real estate brokerage firm appealing a Missouri federal court's refusal to pause and send a consumer antitrust suit over fees on home sales into arbitration is asking the district court to hit a brake on further proceedings, insisting that only the Eighth Circuit has jurisdiction in the matter.

HomeServices of America Inc. unsuccessfully sought to compel arbitration by invoking a clause signed as part of a home listing agreement between two of the named plaintiffs in a proposed class action against the National Association of Realtors and real estate companies targeting what the consumers say are inflated brokerage fees. U.S....

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