Unfortunately, things in the business world don't always run as smoothly as they should. As result, there can be disagreements between company and client. Reportedly, the district attorney's office for Clark County, Nevada has entered into business litigation proceedings against a New Jersey-based technology company.
The district attorney's office filed the lawsuit earlier this month. According to a spokesperson, CSI Technology Group provided the office with an IT system priced at $775,000. However, the system never worked properly. As of now, the DA's office has paid out more than $600,000 for an office computer technology system that is still not operational.
The project originally began in 2005 and a number of deadlines for completion came and went. Throughout the process, any attempts at data input would cause the system to lock down and become completely useless. Finally, the DA's office canceled its contract with the company. It has now filed a lawsuit that cites breach of contract and breach of warranty. The exact amount of money at stake in the lawsuit is as yet unknown. Officials for the technology company have been unavailable for comment.
The business litigation process is designed to hold companies accountable for their actions. Individuals or other businesses who face difficulty with a goods or service provider and have been unable to reach an acceptable agreement privately may find that the commercial litigation process is their best option for rectifying problems. Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect New Jersey consumers and businesses against companies that continually fail to perform as contracted.
Source: The Las Vegas Sun, "Clark County DA's office sues New Jersey company over 'failed' technology," Steve Green, 07 June 2011.