Three Year 2000 lawsuits filed against Intuit in New York have been dismissed. A California judge dismissed a similar suit against Intuit in August, but that lawsuit has been revived.
The three New York suits, which had been combined, questioned whether some
online banking functions in certain versions of Intuit's flagship Quicken
personal finance software were clear of Y2K problems.
Intuit has argued that no customers have been harmed because the software
will work until the end of next year, and the company promises to have free
fixes available by then.
The New York cases were dismissed December 1 by the Supreme Court of New
"Once again, a court has found that no consumers
have been damaged and that none will be," said Allison Hubbard Colgin, senior
corporate counsel at Intuit. She said the company is making sure all its
Quicken online banking customers are Y2K-ready.
The California suit dismissed August 29, Alan Issokson vs. Intuit, has been
combined with two other California cases, Colburn and Rubin, and is
proceeding through the courts.
The Issokson suit was filed over whether online banking functions in
Quicken 5 and Quicken 6 for Windows and versions 6 and 7 for Macintosh
properly addressed Y2K issues. According to a Y2K section on
Intuit's Web site, the company acknowledges problems with some versions of
Intuit said it will make free patches available for download and by other
means to all Quicken online banking customers by June 1999 to make its
software Y2K-compliant. The Web page also describes the Y2K status of
various Quicken versions.