February 03, 2022

Location, Location, Location: Real Estate Will Continue to Be an Antitrust Hotspot in 2022

In a coauthored article for Inman News, antitrust partners Alicia Batts and Dylan Carson outline antitrust law developments to expect in 2022 as federal enforcers and courts scrutinize fundamental and long-standing industry practices in the residential real estate market.

The authors explain that the competition law cases and investigations ongoing in 2022 show that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will remain active enforcers in the real estate business, especially given the White House’s inclusion of the brokerage industry in its 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. 

Carson and Batts also address several private litigations challenging the rules and policies of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) regarding broker commissions.

The full Inman News article is available for subscribers.

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