Monday, September 8, 2008

Blockshopper is trying to make news out of residential transactions. The site has launched in Chicago, St. Louis, South Florida and Las Vegas, trolling the listing services and registries of deed to find what notable people are doing with their real estate.

According to, some lawyers at Jones Day are not happy that their real estate purchases are making headlines: Lawyers Shrink From Web Real Estate Spotlight. They have sued Blockshopper. Of course, that is just more publicity for Blockshopper. Not free publicity since they will need to pay the lawyers.

Will the suit go anywhere? I thought real estate records were public documents and open for anyone to see. So what is the problem?


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