IP, Technology & Data

Following the High Court’s ruling in favour of Sky in January this year, it has been reported that Sky has now reached a settlement with EDS/HP in relation to Sky’s long-running claim against EDS for a failed IT implementation. Under the terms of the settlement, HP will pay to Sky £318m in damages, costs and interest.

That figure is just over ten times the general cap on liability that EDS had negotiated under the contract (although much less than the £700m that Sky originally sought). As Douglas has previously blogged, that cap didn’t apply once the court found that one of EDS’ employees had made fraudulent misrepresentations to Sky during the course of contract negotiations.

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Martin Sloan

Partner at Brodies LLP
Martin is a partner in Brodies Technology, Information and Outsourcing group and has wide experience of advising clients on technology procurement and IT and business process outsourcing projects. Martin also advises on data protection (including the GDPR), and general technology and intellectual property law, and has a particular interest in the laws applying to social media and new technology such as mobile apps, contactless/mobile payments, and smart metering.
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