HP Found Liable In EDS Contract Spat With BSkyB

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 6:20 PM EST) -- A U.K. court has found Hewlett Packard Co. liable for fraudulent misrepresentation in a long-running contract dispute between Electronic Data Systems Corp., which it acquired in 2008, and British Sky Broadcasting Ltd.

Justice Vivian Ramsey of the U.K. High Court of Justice issued a 468-page ruling Tuesday finding EDS had lied to BSkyB in order to secure a contract in 2000 for BSkyB's new customer relationship management system.

The relationship between the parties later soured, and BSkyB took over the role of systems integrator in 2000....
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