RealPage Litigation Tracker

Since October, plaintiffs firms have been filing class actions against rental software company RealPage Inc., alleging that some of the country's largest landlords have used a RealPage software called YieldStar to coordinate and extract the highest possible rent increases from tenants while keeping the supply of new units artificially low.

In April, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated these cases in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. will oversee the litigation.

The following graphics trace the history of the individual cases, including the original jurisdictions and plaintiffs firms involved.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated antitrust cases against RealPage to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on April 12.
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Case Number Court Initially filed in Refiled in Date filed Date closed Status Firm/Grouping Firms (full list) Link


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NEWS & ANALYSIS


FTC, DOJ Slam Use Of Software To Fix Rent Payments

By Nate Beck

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday told a Washington federal judge that landlords can't collude on housing prices even if they're using new technology to do it, adding their input to a case accusing property owners of fixing rental costs with Yardi Systems Inc. software.

AIG Unit Wants Bigger Slice Of Recovered Phishing Funds Pie

By Alexa Scherzinger

An AIG unit told a Texas federal court that it is entitled to full reimbursement of the costs it covered for a real estate software company after the company lost more than $10 million in a 2018 phishing attack.

RealPage Says AIG Unit Can't Claim Recovered Funds

By Quinn Wilson

RealPage has told a Dallas federal court its insurer is incorrectly trying to recover more than $1 million that the property management software company received from the government after a phishing attack by attempting to claim money that doesn't fall under its policy.

MDL Panel Sends RealPage Antitrust Cases To Tenn. Court

By Nate Beck

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has picked a Tennessee federal court to host a series of antitrust cases alleging a group of large landlords used RealPage's software to collude to control housing costs and supply.

On Deck In JPML: TikTok, RealPage, Unilever

By Cara Salvatore

When the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation meets this week, it will consider proposals to consolidate five mass litigations, including claims over TikTok privacy, alleged collusion by real estate tech company RealPage and major landlords, and benzene contamination of Unilever's dry shampoos.

Tenants Ask For Tennessee Venue In RealPage Litigation

By Nate Beck

Two groups of tenants accusing RealPage Inc. and several large landlords of colluding to drive up rent are urging the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to move a series of lawsuits making similar claims to Tennessee federal court.

Florida Tenants File New Antitrust Claims Against RealPage

By Nate Beck

Tenants in Miami and Tampa, Florida, have hit software company RealPage and a group of large landlords with a proposed class action in Florida federal court alleging they colluded to drive up rental costs and control the supply of new units, the latest action to make such antitrust claims.

New Antitrust Case Against RealPage Pops Up In Pa.

By Nate Beck

A Philadelphia tenant on Thursday joined a series of plaintiffs making antitrust claims in federal court against large landlords and RealPage Inc. for using software to raise rent prices and keep the supply of apartments unnaturally low.

Tracking The Plaintiffs' Firms Vying For RealPage Litigation

By Nate Beck

Law360 is tracking the various federal RealPage cases around the country as they grow in number. We show how and where claims have emerged, and which firms are behind them.

Senators Ask DOJ To Probe RealPage's Rental Price Algorithm

By Isaac Monterose

Four U.S. senators urged the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into property management software company RealPage Inc.'s YieldStar revenue management software, alleging that the software might be "facilitating de-facto price setting and driving rapid inflation for rental properties."

Class Action Stalwart Breaks Up: 'Sometimes Splits Happen'

By Daniel Connolly

A Nashville firm known for work on national-level plaintiffs-side class actions, mass torts and labor union representation has split into two firms amid internal disagreements, and each of the new firms now occupies a floor in the same office building.

Teva, AbbVie Tell 3rd Circ. New Precedent Won't Help Buyers

By Craig Clough

AbbVie and Teva Pharmaceuticals pushed back Thursday after buyers of the cholesterol drug Niaspan asked the Third Circuit to consider one of its 2022 opinions before deciding whether to deny them class certification in a suit accusing the pharma companies of a pay-for-delay deal, saying the opinion actually supports denying certification.

3rd Circ. Asked To Look At New Precedent In Class Cert. Fight

By Nadia Dreid

Niaspan buyers want the Third Circuit to take a look at an opinion it handed down last year before deciding whether to overturn a decision denying them class certification in their litigation accusing AbbVie and Teva Pharmaceuticals of costing them money through an illegal pay-for-delay deal.

RealPage Tenants Urge Swift Consolidation Approval In Wash.

By Isaac Monterose

A proposed class of multifamily tenants accusing property management software company RealPage Inc. and several landlords of rent-fixing urged a Washington federal court to reject other tenants' opposition to consolidation and class counsel appointment, arguing that the court has already sided against the opposing tenants when it appointed interim counsel for a separate proposed class of student housing tenants.

New RealPage Antitrust Claims Emerge in Calif., Fla.

By Nate Beck

A pair of antitrust lawsuits in Florida and California federal courts have joined a series of claims against RealPage Inc. and a group of the country's largest landlords in arguing the companies colluded to drive up rent prices and control the supply of units.

Tenants Oppose RealPage Consolidation Underway In Wash.

By Nate Beck

A group of plaintiffs argued Monday that lawsuits accusing RealPage Inc. and some of the country's biggest landlords of price-fixing should not be combined in Washington federal court, even after a judge last week approved a law firm to lead student renters in antitrust claims against the companies.

Hagens Berman To Represent Students In RealPage Suit

By Isaac Monterose

A Washington federal judge on Friday appointed law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP as interim class counsel for a proposed class of student housing residents accusing property management software company RealPage Inc. and real estate companies of conspiring in a rent-fixing scheme for student housing.

RealPage Urges Wash. Judge Not To Bundle Antitrust Cases

By Nate Beck

RealPage Inc. on Tuesday asked a Washington federal judge to reject a move by plaintiffs' lawyers to combine a series of antitrust suits accusing the company and some of the country's biggest landlords of colluding to raise rent prices.

Judge Rejects RealPage Landlord's Venue-Shopping Claims

By Nate Beck

A Washington federal judge on Monday rejected a landlord's attempt to move an antitrust case against some of the country's largest landlords and RealPage Inc. to a federal court in California, finding that maneuvering by plaintiffs' attorneys doesn't smack of judge-shopping.

RealPage Plaintiffs Back National Structure For Antitrust Suits

By Nate Beck

A group of plaintiffs' lawyers have argued in Washington federal court that a structure they proposed last month to combine a series of antitrust cases against RealPage Inc. and some of the country's biggest landlords should stand despite objections from opposing plaintiffs' attorneys.