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UPDATES ON LAWSUIT FILED BY SDAR AGAINST
NSDCAR, PSAR, and SANDICOR
On January 14, 2016, the San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR or GSDAR) filed a lawsuit against NSDCAR, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR), and Sandicor, the regional MLS serving all of San Diego County. This page is provided as a resource to inform NSDCAR members of issues, events and documents related to the suit. This is a living site, so as the suit moves forward, relevant documents will be added. Please check back from time to time.
The links and information below are from the public domain. NSDCAR does not agree with or disagree with the news and information reported here. We simply want to share what is in the public realm with our members and other interested parties. When fellow REALTORS® sue fellow REALTORS® we find it disheartening.
3/6/17 SDAR Leadership delays and asks to reschedule Early Neutral Evaluation Conference to go to France.
2/20/17 Sandicor files cross complaint
1/31/17 Early Neutral Evaluation Conference date set for March 14th to permit an informal discussion between the attorneys, parties, and the settlement judge to achieve an early resolution.
the settlement judge of every aspect of the lawsuit in an effort to achieve an early resolution
1/30/17 SDAR amends its response to PSAR’s & NSDCAR’s suit to dissolve Sandicor
1/10/17 NSDCAR and PSAR file an answer to the court regarding anti-trust complaint
12/20/16 CRMLS CEO posts: A Path Forward, an Open Letter to San Diego REALTORS®
12/19/16 Judge denies NSDCAR and PSAR’s motion to dismiss and allows SDAR to go forward with its anti-trust claims.
12/12/16 Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss filed by NSDCAR & PSAR
11/29/16 NSDCAR files Memorandum of points and authorities in support of plaintiffs’ demurrer to San Diego Association of REALTORS’S complaint in intervention. SDAR lacks the voting power to invoke a purchase of Sandicor shares. SDAR’s interpretation of the corporate code is incorrect. Also Declaration of Frederick K. Taylor in support of Plaintiff’s request for judicial notice in support of plaintiff’s demurrer to SDAR’s complaint in intervention. Includes Shareholder agreement and other documentation.
10/30/16 RIS Media: Associations File to Dissolve San Diego MLS for Statewide System
10/26/16 The Real Daily Story
10/26/16 Inman write-up (Behind paywall)
10/26/16 SDAR statement: Sandicor Future and Future Service
10/26/16 NSDCAR FAQ
10/26/16 NSDCAR releases statement: NSDCAR & PSAR File to Dissolve Sandicor in Favor of Statewide System
10/25/16 NSDCAR and PSAR file complaint in Superior Court of California for the involuntary dissolution of Sandicor
9/5/16 SDAR Third Amended Complaint
5/25/16 Court Order on Motions
5/12/16 Tentative Ruling by Judge
Sandicor Motion to Dismiss SDAR First Amended Complaint
SDAR Opposition to Sandicor and NSDCAR/PSAR Motions
SDAR Opposition to Sandicor Motion to Dismiss SDAR 1st Amended Complaint
SDAR Opposition to NSDCAR/PSAR Motion to Dismiss SDAR 1st Amended Complaint
SDAR Opposition to NSDCAR/PSAR Motion for Attorney Fees
3/28/16 NSDCAR President’s Message: MLS Update.
3/25/16 SDAR amended complaint.
3/22/16 SDAR President’s response to “Your MLS is in Jeopardy.”
3/18/16 NSDCAR and PSAR statement: “Your MLS is in Jeopardy.”
2/10/16 WAV Group article: California Regionals Breaking Ranks.
1/28/16 San Diego Business Journal article: Listing Service Conflict Results in Lawsuit (paid subscription needed).
1/26/16 Sandicor Q&A: Answers questions about ownership and other issues.
1/21/16 San Diego Reader article: Realtor vs. Realtr.
1/20/16 Sandicor notice of lawsuit to its MLS participants and subscribers.
1/15/16 SDAR President statement about the lawsuit to SDAR members.
1/15/16 NSDCAR statement about the lawsuit.
1/15/16 Inman Select article: REALTOR® Association Sues its Own MLS, Accusing Unfair Business Practices.
1/14/16 Lawsuit filed by GSDAR against North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®, Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®, and Sandicor.
1/13/16 CRMLS and Sandicor announce a datashare agreement with CRMLS to provide Sandicor agents access to CRMLS listings.