AVCP files lawsuit against software development company

(Logo via AVCP)
(Logo via AVCP)

The Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, has filed a more than $75,000 lawsuit against a software development company for allegedly not providing full services paid for.

AVCP filed the lawsuit in late November against HEAT Software, Inc., a California-based merger company that specializes in management software for businesses.

Power and Brown law firm is representing AVCP in its suit.

According to court documents, in 2009, AVCP entered an agreement with HEAT to provide technological assistance and present AVCP with a new proposed management software.

AVCP says that a HEAT senior consultant was hired to lead the software development. However, several months later, the consultant left the company and the software development ceased, according to filing documents released by Power and Brown Assoc.

During the time the software was being developed, HEAT asked AVCP to forward the company pieces of the software it was using at the time. This software was a program developed by Eaglesun System Products—one of HEAT’s competitors.

AVCP handed over the software but, in doing so, infringed on Eaglesun’s patent and confidential information, resulting in Eaglesun successfully suing AVCP in 2013.

By January of this year, AVCP paid HEAT more than $400,000 for the software development that was never completed. HEAT promised to complete the services but hadn’t done so by October.

The documents say HEAT made it clear “that it would not fulfill its contractual obligations.”

Neither Power and Brown Associates or HEAT Software responded to multiple interview requests for this story.