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Updates on Lawsuit Filed by GSDAR Against NSDCAR, PSAR, and Sandicor

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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.



1/29/18 Reply to the Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss

1/23/18 SDAR’s Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss

1/2/2018 NSDCAR and PSAR file Motion to Dismiss the Fourth Amended Complaint with Prejudice

1/2/18 NSDCAR and PSAR file a motion for Summary Judgement and or Summary Adjudication in Superior Ct.

12/28/17 Order granting joint motion to amend scheduling order

12/12/17 Order granting in part and denying in part SDAR’s motion for leave to file an amended complaint.

12/19/17 Sandicor Owners Announce an MOU 

11/20/17 Sandicor files to oppose parts of SDAR’s fourth amended complaint

11/20/17 PSAR and NSDCAR file to oppose parts of SDAR’s fourth amended complaint.

11/17/17 Court grants SDAR’s request to extend discovery for 60 days.

11/03/17 Motion filed by SDAR to attempt to continue the discovery dates

8/18/17 NSDCAR and PSAR file to compel SDAR to produce discovery documents.

5/23/17 CRMLS announces Datashare with Sandicor.  I big victory for NSDCAR members

4/20/17 Ruling on demurrer

4/14/17 Reply in Support of Plaintiff’s demurrer

4/11/17 Opposition of SDAR to Plaintiff’s demurrer to the 1st Amended Complaint in Intervention

3/10/17 Request for Judicial Notice in Support of Plaintiffs’ demurrer to SDAR’s first amended complaint in intervention.

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®

12/20/16 SDAR releases press release and letter to members

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

12/5/16 Opposition of Motion to Dismiss filed by GSDAR

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.

11/2/16 SDAR files Ex Parte, Declaration of M. Mercurio, Declaration of A. Gutierrez

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

9/22/16 Motion to Dismiss SDAR’s Third Amended Complaint

9/5/16 SDAR Third Amended Complaint


8/19/16 Judge’s Temporary Order on NSDCAR/PSAR Motion to Dismiss

8/15/16 NSDCAR and PSAR Support of its Motion to Dismiss SDAR’s Second Amended Complaint

8/8/16 SDAR Opposition to Motion to Dismiss SDAR Second Amended Complaint

6/8/16 SDAR Second Amended Complaint

5/25/16 Court Order on Motions

5/12/16 Tentative Ruling by Judge

5/9/16 NSDCAR and PSAR Reply Supporting Motion for Attorney Fees
Declaration of Attorney Supporting Motion for Attorney Fees
Supplemental Declaration of Attorney Supporting Motion for Attorney Fees

5/9/16 NSDCAR and PSAR Reply Supporting Motion to Dismiss

5/9/16 Sandicor Reply to Supporting Motion to Dismiss

4/12/16 NSDCAR and PSAR motion to dismiss and motion for attorneys’ fees for abandoned claims by SDAR.


Sandicor Motion to Dismiss SDAR First Amended Complaint

Sandicor Motion to Dismiss SDAR First Amended Complaint
Sandicor Points and Authorities on Motion to Dismiss SDAR First Amended Complaint
Declaration of Sandicor Attorney


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 Sandicor Questions and Answers on Hardware Replacement.

3/25/16 SDAR amended complaint.

3/23/16 SDAR approves upgrade of Sandicor Servers.

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.”

3/4/16 Sandicor Motion to Dismiss SDAR lawsuit.

3/4/16 NSDCAR/PSAR Motion to Dismiss SDAR lawsuit.

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.

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