The Royal Auto Club of Victoria sued software maker Unisys in 1996, claiming the company had violated Australia's Trade Practices Act by selling the organization software that didn't perform as advertised. Five years and several appellate court hearings later, the Supreme Court of Victoria ruled in favor of RACV, and it is expected that the organization will settle with Unisys for AUS$4 million. The case sets a precedent, said plaintiff lawyer Robin Schute: "Technology companies for years have sold products which weren't
properly developed, and sold products under the guise of marketing
which was ahead of its actual implementation." Full story at Australian IT.
August 27, 2001