NEWS : DUTCH PINBALL JANUARY UPDATE : ONGOING LAWSUIT.
We found out that lawsuits take a lot of time in the Netherlands. The story with ARA goes on and on and is still not finished. Here is a recap of what happened:
We (Barry, Jaap and our attorney) were invited to a court hearing on December 5th and we and ARA could both tell our side of the situation. This week, we received a temporary verdict. It says that the court advises ARA and us to sit down and discuss to see if we can come to an agreement.
The Dutch words are (quoted from the courts letter):
“…tot een gezamenlijke afwikkeling van hun samenwerking te komen. De rechtbank wil partijen daartoe nadrukkelijk oproepen en in de gelegenheid stellen voordat een eindbeslissing wordt gewezen.”
(Maybe Google translate can help you to understand what the Dutch court is saying)
Our next steps will be to investigate if we can come to a settlement. We hope you will understand that we can’t give any more details. As soon as we have a final verdict or a solution we will let you know.
We never realized that we would end up in a courtroom when we started to design the most beautiful pinball machine and we are sorry that we dragged you into this situation. We are very, very grateful for your continuous support!
If we have news that we can share we will let you know.
Regards, Barry and Jaap
PS Jaap’s cancer is gone! The radiation- and chemotherapy were successful and Jaap is now working on his recovery.