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Arkansas Realtors Association ordered to pay $150k to Real Forms Arkansas

By: 18 May 2012 4 Comments

After a five day trial, a jury returned a verdict at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday night ordering the Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA) to pay $150,000 to a Springdale-based software company.

On May 11 last year, Real Forms Arkansas filed a breach of contract action against the ARA. Real Forms alleged the trade group reneged on a five-year contract to provide custom real estate forms software to Realtors throughout Arkansas. The ARA filed a counterclaim, alleging Real Forms was in breach because the company failed to provide a software package that protected the private data of parties to real estate transactions. Furthermore, the ARA alleged the software did not function properly.

Court officials said the trial lasted five days and the jury took about four hours to render a verdict in the case. We’ll post updates as we get them. The Asa Hutchinson Law Group in Rogers represented Real Forms Arkansas while the ARA was represented by the Little Rock firm of Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow.

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

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