Blough v. Holland Realty, Inc., No. 08-35536 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Blough v. Holland Realty, Inc., No. 08-35536

In an antitrust action alleging that defendant realtors representing developers tied the sale of undeveloped lots to services and commissions for developed property, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where there was no market for listing and referral services among potential buyers of newly-constructed houses, and thus no competition in the allegedly tied market to be harmed.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted July 9, 2009

Filed July 27, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Rymer

Counsel

For Appellants:

Steve W. Berman, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Seattle, WA

Craig R. Spiegel, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Seattle, WA

For Appellees:

Eugene A. Ritti, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP, Boise, ID

Brad P. Miller, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP, Boise, ID