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Arkansas Realtors Association sued for over $375,000

By: 12 May 2011 7 Comments

Real Forms, a software company based in Springdale, filed suit against the Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA) in Washington County Circuit Court in Fayetteville on Wednesday.

According to the complaint, Real Forms entered into a contract with the ARA in August to provide real estate contracts to Realtors throughout the state. The Springdale company alleges the ARA breached its five year contract with Real Forms — valued at a minimum of $600,000 — in violation of a clause that allowed programmers a certain amount of time to fix any problems that cropped up with the custom-built application. Real Forms contends it was only told of the extent of any alleged malfunctions after the ARA terminated the contract and hired another company to produce the software.

The termination prompted Real Forms to file a breach of contract complaint against the ARA. A full copy of the file-marked complaint is located here. Real Forms claims the alleged wrongful termination of the contract has caused it to incur an operating loss in excess of $25,000 and future lost profits in excess of $350,000.

The complaint was filed on behalf of Real Forms by W. Asa Hutchinson III and Krista L. Hunter of the Asa Hutchinson Law Group in Rogers. As of Thursday, there was no proof on file that the ARA had been served with a copy of the complaint.

ARA spokeswoman Amy Glover-Bryant declined to comment on the litigation.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.

7 Comments »

  • Brian the realtor said:

    It’s about time somebody took them to task. The employees at the ARA are a bunch of back stabbing lawless self absorbed drones. Ethics have been replaced by personal vendetta, ignorance, corruption and evil.

    The software realforms produced worked fine when I used it. It was far and away better than what we have had for years!

    BD

  • Ethan C. Nobles (author) said:

    Don’t hold anything back, Brian. Tell us how you really feel 😉

    Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment — this will turn into a fascinating story as we proceed, I think. Stay tuned!

  • Amy Jackson said:

    Real Forms worked with my iPhone and allowed me to close multiple deals while working out in the field. It was extremely efficient. As for the new version… I am still working on making it iPhone compatible.

  • Ethan C. Nobles (author) said:

    Amy — I’ll pass that on to the Hudson boys. They’ll be glad to hear it.

    By the way, check back soon — should have an update on the lawsuit before long.

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