In the ongoing legal battle between real estate firm REX and online marketplace Zillow, a significant development has taken place regarding the summary judgement on antitrust claims. According to an article by Inman, Judge Thomas Zilly recently dismissed REX’s antitrust claims against Zillow and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) with prejudice[^1^].
The judge ruled that REX had failed to provide sufficient evidence to support their allegations of anti-competitive behavior by Zillow and NAR. This dismissal with prejudice means that REX cannot refile these particular antitrust claims in the future[^1^].
This ruling comes as a victory for Zillow and NAR, but it does not mark the end of the legal proceedings. As the trial date approaches, both parties will continue to navigate the complexities of the case and defend their interests in the competitive real estate market[^1^].