Vendors Defeat Y2K Claims - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Vendors Defeat Y2K Claims

Andersen Consulting and accounting software vendor Macola Inc. have separately announced victories in year 2000 legal disputes.

Andersen announced today that, following a mediator's review, former client J. Baker Inc. has dropped its year 2000 claim against the systems integrator. J. Baker had asserted that Andersen was responsible for the year 2000 remediation costs of a merchandising system that Andersen implemented for the retailer in the early 1990s. Andersen went to court for a ruling that it had fulfilled its contractual obligations to J. Baker and was not liable for its year 2000 problems. J. Baker now agrees that Andersen met its contractual obligations, and Andersen is withdrawing its legal action.

Separately, a lawsuit seeking free year 2000 fixes for Macola Progression Series accounting software version 6.0, and reimbursement for upgrades to year 2000-compliant versions 6.2 and 7.0, was dismissed in an Ohio Common Pleas Court, according to a statement issued by Macola on Friday.

Paragon Networks International, a telecommunications equipment vendor in Southbury, Conn., sued Macola last April. The lawsuit claimed that the Paragon, which purchased version 6.0 in 1995, suffered from a breach of express warranty and fraud by Macola because that version of its software was not year 2000 compliant. A basis for the complaint was that Macola's credo is that it makes "software you'll never outgrow."

The judge held that the terms of Paragon's license agreement with Macola did not support the breach of express warranty or fraud claims, according to a Macola attorney.

Paragon and its attorney did not return calls.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
Enterprise Guide to Edge Computing
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  10/15/2019
News
Rethinking IT: Tech Investments that Drive Business Growth
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  10/3/2019
Slideshows
IT Careers: 12 Job Skills in Demand for 2020
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  10/1/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Getting Started With Emerging Technologies
Looking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll