C.A.R.'s lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction to prohibit future infringing activity and also over $136 million in monetary compensation, including statutory penalties, and attorneys' fees.
"C.A.R. forms are copyrighted and are the gold standard in the industry," said C.A.R. President Pat "Ziggy" Zicarelli. "REALTORS® use C.A.R.'s original forms because they are heavily vetted and kept up to date with current laws and best practices. We unapologetically protect our work from unauthorized copying and tampering to protect the reliability, quality, and security of our work. This protects the integrity of the real estate transaction with the most up-to-date documentation."
C.A.R.'s copyrighted forms are created through extensive vetting by real estate lawyers and many members. This results in forms for its members that are the most accurate, creative and useful real estate forms for use in real estate transactions. It is important that C.A.R. members know that when they see a C.A.R. logo, the content has been through C.A.R.'s deliberative process.
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