Feeds

Co-op wins ICL retrial over ‘unfair’ judge

'Objective vision was distorted'

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

The Co-operative Group has won a retrial in its £11m legal spat with ICL after the Appeal Court ruled that the original judge had "fundamentally erred" in his approach to the case.

The Co-op, a big UK retailer, sued ICL, now subsumed into Fujitsu, over the botched installation of an EPOS (electronic point of sale) system.

The case came to court in January this year and was presided over by judge Richard Seymour QC. "His judgements were coloured by a mistaken conviction that Co-op managers were engaged in an elaborate conspiracy to undermine the project," the Appeal Court judges said, Computer Weekly reports.

In his judgment, Judge Seymour accused senior officials of the Co-op of lying to support their case.
He also showed a "consistent preference for ICL’s evidence and had consistently found the that the principal witnesses of the Co-op had lied or acted in bad faith - an approach which meant that his 'objective vision was distorted'".

Fujitsu is considering an appeal to the House of Lords. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?