6th Circ. Upholds FTC Ruling Against Realtor Group

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday backed the Federal Trade Commission's decision that a Michigan real estate agents group violated federal competition law by restricting publication of certain types of listings within its own services and other public websites.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied Realcomp II Ltd.'s petition for review, finding evidence supported the FTC's decision that its website policy narrowed consumer choice and hindered the competitive process by improperly limiting consumers' access to information about lower-priced property...
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