BIG WOES FOR ZILLO
Zillo, the gigantic online real-estate database company, has a gigantic headache, legally speaking. It is currently the target of a class action lawsuit in Illinois. Zillow is the website that allows a person to search for properties for sale–properties located just about anywhere. And Zillow’s cornerstone feature–Zestimate–allows one to look up the estimated value of a property–most any property, most anywhere, whether it is for sale or not. (Your own home may well be listed there right now; just go to the site and put in your address.)
Lots of people love Zillo; it is free, comprehensive and convenient. Its legal problems stem from its Zestimate feature.