Calif. Courts Pay High Price For Abandoned Computer Project

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT) -- The California Judicial Council’s decision Tuesday to shut down a computer project aimed at connecting the state’s 58 trial courts into one system online should prevent more courtroom closures and staff layoffs, though the project's critics say they are calling for an investigation into how it could have cost taxpayers more than $500 million.

The council, which governs the administration of state courts, voted to stop the deployment of the California Court Case Management System, saying there were not enough resources to fund it. The project has already...
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