Dillard's wins $246 million in damages vs. JDA, i2

Dillard's wins $246 million in damages vs. JDA, i2

Summary: Retail chain Dillard's won $246 million in damages from i2 Technologies, owned by JDA Software since January, over a supply chain software license spat.

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Retail chain Dillard's won $246 million in damages from i2 Technologies,  owned by JDA Software since January, over a supply chain software license spat.

JDA Software on Wednesday announced the jury verdict in a Texas district court. According to JDA, Dillard’s alleged that i2 had failed to meet obligations for two products that were licensed. Dillard’s paid $8 million for the software.

Hmm. Dillard's paid $8 million and received $246 million in damages ($8 million direct). With ROI like that these big-bang IT projects look much more palatable even when you factor in consulting costs.

JDA Software isn't pleased. The company said the jury awarded $246 million in damages "under various theories." JDA aims to overturn the verdict since Dillard's acquired the i2 software in 2000 and used it for years before filing the lawsuit. In addition, Dillard's is still using the software.

In a statement, JDA said:

JDA is evaluating the outcome and intends to pursue all available paths to overturn the verdict. JDA believes it has several grounds for reversal or significant reduction of the verdict and that a more reasonable resolution will ultimately be reached.

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  • next, M$ should pay damages to the people

    People are entitled up to 10 times the amount that they paid M$ for windoze for pain and suffering.
    Linux Geek
  • Duh! Sometimes you try to "work" things out FIRST!

    You can only keep getting screwed for so long till you run out of patience. If you promote a product to "help" a business, you had better deliver, otherwise you can be stuck paying for the business' losses. This sounds like Sony not wanting to pay for the actual costs to trouble shoot, find, and remove their root kit.
    kd5auq
  • RE: Dillard's wins $246 million in damages vs. JDA, i2

    This is ludicrous!!!

    Consider where this award was decided - in Texas, an area well known for plaintiff friendly juries.

    In a way, I hope that the award is appealed, and either thrown out, or severely reduced.

    (sarcasm)

    Linux Geek,

    Do you know that the use of M$ software violates the US Constitution???

    YES, it does,

    it violates the 8th Amendment,
    the one regarding `Cruel and Unusual Punishment`

    there, i have said it.

    (/sarcasm)

    {I better make sure my (sarcasm) tags don't get ripped out by the spam filter.}
    fatman65535
  • RE: Dillard's wins $246 million in damages vs. JDA, i2

    @Linux Geek: I'm sure there isn't a package out there that doesn't fall into someone's category of crap...so nice try but your still a lost ball in tall weed.
    ItsTheBottomLine
  • RE: Dillard's wins $246 million in damages vs. JDA, i2

    I think it would have been a better article if it had given a more complete explanation of what the complaint was.
    lars626
  • RE: Dillard's wins $246 million in damages vs. JDA, i2

    Can SAP be far behind?
    hswiseman1