Former Compass Agent Sues Startup

A California agent has filed a lawsuit against real estate startup Compass, accusing the company of engaging in bait-and-switch tactics to lure high-performing agents away from other companies. The suit filed by former Compass agent J. Gregory Maffei, first reported by Inman, alleges Compass uses “unfair, unlawful and fraudulent business practices.” It seeks $10 million in damages and reimbursement for unpaid commission and expenses, the Real Deal reported. The Real Deal provides some details on the suit: Maffei’s suit claims Compass has leveraged “more than $1 billion in funding from venture capitalists to support its ‘bait-and-switch’ tactics and to account for the losses Compass has incurred by overpaying and poaching its competitors’ real estate agents.” The filing was first reported by Inman.…