Tuesday, September 11, 2007

UPDATE: U.S.A. v. National Association of Realtors

District Judge Filip held a status hearing this morning in US v. NAR.

Discovery closes in a few months (November 21), and NAR's counsel stated that his client would "quite likely" be filing a motion for summary judgment thereafter. The court directed that such motion should be filed no later than January 14, 2008. The court set response and reply deadlines, and anticipated ruling on such motion (if filed) around April 25, 2008.

The parties expect a four week bench (non-jury) trial, and Judge Filip estimated that the trial would commence in early June 2008 (3 full days, one partial day, per week). Of course if NAR does file a motion for summary judgment, and the court rules in its favor, a trial would not be necessary.

A status hearing was scheduled for November 28, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Filip.


  1. Can you say a little more about what this case is about?

  2. Hi Frank. Check out my May 24, 2007 post, which highlights the key issues in this pending federal antitrust lawsuit.

    Here's a "tiny url" to the post: