Software Co. Dodges Claims It Filched $7.2M USPS Contract

By Max Stendahl (August 23, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday threw out Sick Inc.'s suit alleging rival 21st Century Software Inc. poached several key employees in order to win a $7.2 million software maintenance contract with the U.S. Postal Service.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake granted 21st Century's Dec. 23 motion for summary judgment on claims it interfered with a contract to maintain flat sequencing system software for the USPS.

In their bids on the contract, both companies promised USPS the services of a handful of individuals who had previously developed the relevant software for Northrop Grumman Corp., according to the suit. Sick claims...

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