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Year 2000 case law emerging

As the first wave of Year 2000-related lawsuits come to a close, precedents are being set that foreshadow what is to come for firms on both sides of the issue.

As the first wave of Year 2000-related lawsuits come to a close, precedents are being set that foreshadow what is to come for companies on both sides of the issue.

Andersen, J. Baker settle Y2K suits
Andersen Consulting and apparel retailer J. Baker avoid a court battle by settling one of the industry's first Year 2000 contract disputes.

Y2K software suit dismissed
A judge dismisses a class action suit against Macola Software, a decision that may set a precedent for Y2K compliance issues, attorneys say.

Medical Manager settles Y2K suit
The medical equipment vendor will provide a Y2K-ready upgrade without charge to customers who filed suit, in the second court case on the Y2K bug to be settled.

Global group pushes for mediation on Y2K
In keeping with the peaceful holiday spirit, a multinational group of legal organizations spark a drive to get corporations to limit Y2K disputes by settling out of court through mediation.