(Source: The National Post)

A legal battle is brewing between one of the country’s largest real estate companies and Rogers Communications Inc., the owner of a new website promoting property listings across Canada.

The Financial Post has learned Century 21 Canada is suing Zoocasa Inc., which officially launched last month, for “scraping” information from sites provided by Century 21 brokers and representatives. Sources indicate privately controlled Zoocasa is nearly 100% owned by Rogers.

The move by Rogers, the largest telecommunications company in the country, into the real estate sector could have major repercussions and Century 21’s chief executive Don Lawby says he wants to ensure Zoocasa does not have an unfair competitive advantage.

Read Gary Marr’s full article “Century 21 Canada does battle with Rogers” in The Financial Post (September 7, 2009).

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