Lawsuit Dismissed in Beverly Carter’s Death

Published Monday, June 11, 2018

An Arkansas judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of murdered real estate agent Beverly Carter against her brokerage, Crye-Leike. Carter’s husband and two sons filed the suit on Sept. 29, 2017—three days after the statute of limitations passed, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled.

The lawsuit alleged that Crye-Leike had responsibility in Carter’s death, saying the brokerage failed its duty to properly train Carter to handle life-threatening dangers on the job. Carter’s family argued that the company should have taught independent contractors like Carter how to use safety devices and technology, such as mobile apps with GPS tracking and emergency contact functions.