By Joe Dowden, May 17, 2020
In a recent Board Meeting, the newly elected HSVPOA Board under the leadership of Chair Diana Podawiltz announced the engagement of Rose Law Firm to handle all legal matters pertaining to Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association.
The motion to substitute Rose Law Firm for Quattlebaum, Grooms, and Tull, P.L.L.C. was granted by Saline County Honorable Judge Grisham Phillips on May 11, 2020, in the HSVPOA v. ISN lawsuit. This lawsuit is about our Security Gates and has been ongoing for nearly two years.
Quoting the Village Voice in an article titled, “POA sues security software firm,” written by Lewis Delevan, and dated December 8, 2018:
“The POA’s suit says ISN was to provide gatekeeper and database management with a software interface, as well as, driver’s license scanners, access control website with guest notification, mobile software for iPads, kiosks with printer, anti-tailgating, radio-frequency identification readers and tags, control panels, RFID-based traffic direction light and installation, for $189,869.34.
“The lawsuit alleges ISN failed to meet contract deadlines last April and July 7.
‘”Furthermore, more than 15 months after entering in the agreement, the gate project is incomplete, not functional, and HSVPOA has been required to solicit proposals from third parties to complete the gate project,’ the POA tells the court.”
“Nalley said during an interview last Friday [this date would have been December 11, 2018] she wanted to stress that the Village remains secure through its staffed gates and card-access gates. “Our gates are still secure, and we look forward to improving on that,” she said.”
If you would like to read more documents on this case click here to go to AOC Public Court Connect. This is a public website that can be used to obtain court documents. In regards to the HSVPOA v International Security Networks, on the court docket the word, “security” is misspelled and it reads “SECURTIY.”
Engaging Rose Law Firm to represent property owners was a savvy legal decision made by our newly elected Board. On an interesting note, the Rose Law Firm filed the motion to substitute counsel for the ISN case on May 11, 2020. The motion to dismiss the PCBS case was filed on May 13, 2020, by HSVPOA legal counsel Christopher A. McNulty of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. This action by Attorney McNulty was taken after the Board Chairperson Diana Podawiltz announced that Rose Law Firm will be handling all legal matters of Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association.
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