Law of the Year 2000 Problem: Strategies, Claims and Defenses

Law of the Year 2000 Problem: Strategies, Claims and Defenses

by Richard D. Williams, Bruce T. Smyth
     
 

The Year 2000 computer crisis (commonly know as Y2K) is rapidly approaching. Do you know how to prepare and position your corporate clients? This book reveals what steps companies should take now to protect themselves and how to analyze their litigation exposures and opportunities. The SEC recently promulgated heightened Y2K disclosure requirements; do you know

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The Year 2000 computer crisis (commonly know as Y2K) is rapidly approaching. Do you know how to prepare and position your corporate clients? This book reveals what steps companies should take now to protect themselves and how to analyze their litigation exposures and opportunities. The SEC recently promulgated heightened Y2K disclosure requirements; do you know what they are? In Law of Year 2000 Problem, the authors tell you what the law is and explain how to: Advise your corporate clients in advance of litigation; Recognize the liability of various parties: computer manufacturers, software developers, vendors, computer consultants, corporate directors, and corporate officers; Anticipate the claims resulting from Y2K failures, errors, and omissions; Make a case for liability from embedded chips — or defend against one; Prepare for Y2K class actions and consumer litigation; Construct a Y2K litigation discovery plan; Litigate a whole new category of insurance claims. They devote the closing chapter to a searching look at industries at risk: banking and finance, securities, health care, electric power and telephone, manufacturing, and transportation. Don't let Y2K catch you unprepared; let this practical, tactical manual help you fortify your client's positions and minimize their exposure.

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Discusses the legal issues involved in the Year 2000 problem in light of the known facts that exist today. Twelve chapters discuss the historical development of the problem; what to advise the corporate client in advance; liabilities of computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, and developers, as well as consultants, professionals, computer service providers, and corporate directors and officers; liability arising from failures, errors, and corrupted data; embedded chips; class action and consumer protection act remedies; prelitigation planning; alternative dispute resolution of claims; insurance coverage; and an update on compliance progress. Presented in a three-ring cloth binder. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735503007
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
12/31/1995
Edition description:
RINGBOUND
Pages:
1372

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