Tag Results for Litigation (8)

  1. How Often Will a Botched ERP Implementation be used as a Bankruptcy Excuse?

    Every now and then you come across a story about an ERP project implementation being cited as the reason a company goes belly up. In early 2008, for instance, the emergency vehicle company American LaFrance blamed a poor IBM ERP system implementation as a reason it had to file for Chapter 11, and in 1998, the bankruptcy trustee for the defunct pharmaceutical distributor FoxMeyer Drugs blamed a poor Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and SAP ERP system implementation for FoxMeyer's bankruptcy and liquidation in 1996. Now there is a story …

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  2. Intel-AMD Trade Secret Indictment: Tip of the Iceberg?

    IEEE Spectrum has a great story by Willie Jones about the November 5th indictment of a former Intel employee accused of stealing $1 billion worth of trade secrets and taking them to AMD. The person, Biswamohan Pani, is alleged to have downloaded 13 confidential documents from Intel's computer system after he had already resigned from Intel, but while he still remained on its payroll and still had access to Intel's computers (he was using up vacation days). Soon after the Spectrum story came out, there was another story in …

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  3. Users Put Headlock on LifeLock

    The company LifeLock, whose founder Todd Davis, dares criminals to try stealing his identity using his social security number (457-55-5462) in ads, is being sued by customers in Maryland, New Jersey and West Virginia who claim that his service is ineffective and doesn't work, according to an AP story. Adding salt to the wound, they also claim that Davis himself has been scammed. According to the story, "Davis acknowledged in an interview that his stunt has led to at least 87 instances in which people have tried to steal his identity, and one succeeded: a guy in Texas who …

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  4. Lawsuit Comet Hits Project Jupiter

    The London Times reports that British Gas is suing Accenture for £182 million ($365 million) over an IT system project called Project Jupiter "it claims reduced British Gasâ''s customer-billing process to a shambles." British Gas, according to the story, says the billing project "was the cause of the appalling customer service that lost British Gas hundreds of thousands of customers, a High Court writ from Centrica [the parent company of British Gas] says." British Gas claims that it had to employ 2,500 extra staff to help resolve the billing problems created. The …

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