Incidentally, I had a chat recently with someone (who should know) who is waiting for the day soon when a lawsuit will highlight a higher risk associated with C++-developed code than from Java-developed code. The premise is that C++ poses higher risk of software failures, and therefore not moving to development with less risky Java shows signs of negligence.
Many of us have been wondering when the high level of U.S. liability enforcements of a civil litigation variety will emerge within software use. It remains a ticking time bomb. The prudent would seek to reduce their risk while they can without a financial gun pointed at them. In other words, fix your roof while the sun is shining.