Xerox Beats Walmart's Appeal Over $4M Food Aid Losses

Law360 (November 16, 2020, 8:46 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate panel has affirmed Xerox's win in Walmart's breach of contract suit alleging Xerox cost the retail giant $4 million for failing to notify it about planned maintenance to Xerox's financial transactions processing system in 2013, during which Walmart approved 55,000 invalid food aid transactions.

In a unanimous opinion authored by Judge Robert D. Burns III on Thursday, the three-judge panel ruled that Xerox did not directly contract with the retailer for its systems that verify government assisted food purchases and therefore it is not liable to pay Walmart $4 million in alleged damages.

"[W]e conclude there is no...

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