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$20M Verdict Holds Software Co. Liable For Botched Project

Law360 (May 23, 2018, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A software consulting firm committed professional negligence to the tune of more than $20 million when it botched a project for the online vehicle auction business Copart Inc., a California federal jury said Monday in what Copart attorneys believe was the first such finding against a software implementation company.

The jury also found Sparta Consulting Inc. concealed its failures from Copart, saying an additional $4.69 million would compensate the company for Sparta’s fraud.

Mark P. Ressler of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, who represents Copart, told Law360 on Wednesday “there’s every reason to hold software professionals to the same standard” that has...

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California Eastern

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Date Filed

January 8, 2014

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