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Homes in Middlesex Township, Pa., are shown on Apr. 19, 2023. A case in federal court in Missouri ended Tuesday with a jury ordering the National Association of Realtors and some of the nation's biggest real estate brokerages to pay almost $1.8 billion in damages after finding that they artificially inflated commissions paid to real estate agents. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo, File)

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A series of court challenges seek to upend longstanding real estate industry practices that determine the commissions agents receive on the sale of a home — and who foots the bill.

By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer November 2, 2023