Repercussions of another class-action commission lawsuit

As part of a class-action lawsuit challenging the industry’s commission structure, the Nosalek case, filed in December 2020 that has garnered less attention than the Moehrl and Sizter/Burnett cases, Anywhere Real Estate is fighting the request for it turn over all documents nationally it has related to the NAR’s “buyer broker commission rule.” A Massachusetts federal court will hear oral arguments September 26 to decide the issue. The suit, which names broker-owned MLSPIN, RE/MAX, Keller Williams and HomeServices of America and Anywhere Real Estate, as defendants, continues to run as the other suits do, too. Many in the industry are keeping a watchful eye on these suits, along with the ongoing US Department of Justice review of NAR commission and other policies.