File Photo: Alamance County Commissioners
Graham, NC -- Alamance County's attorney filed a counterclaim against the appraisal company suing the county.
The owner of RS&M Appraisals says the county owes him a final payment of $13,750. County leaders are holding the money because they say RS&M overcharged them by $306,000. They originally contracted a base fee of $275,000.
In the court documents, the county counterclaims for all the money paid in excess of that base fee. The county says the company failed to provide services described in the contract and that the RS&M breached the contract.
The county says in the counterclaim that the company's actions "in the formation and implementation of the contract constitute an unfair and deceptive trade practice and a contract or conspiracy in restraint of trade in violation of Chapter 75 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
RS&M's lawsuit was filed in Lincoln County. Alamance County's Attorney, Clyde Albright, filed a motion to change the venue to to Alamance County.
That request will be heard in Lincoln County Superior Court, Room 3, at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.
To read the full counterclaim and the motion to change venue, click here.
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