DisputeSoft was engaged as a testifying expert by the plaintiff in the matter of Gas Transmission Northwest Corporation v. SunGard Energy Systems, Inc.

    In this proceeding before the American Arbitration Association, Gas Transmission Northwest alleged that SunGard Energy Systems had breached a contract to design and implement a replacement to the natural gas pipeline company’s pipeline management, scheduling, and billing system.

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    As a software expert for Gas Transmission Northwest, DisputeSoft opined as to the software developer’s overall performance of services on the project. DisputeSoft experts conducted the following analyses:

    Interviewed fact witnesses and observed the legacy system for functionality and performance.
    Conducted real-world validation testing of the delivered software.
    Applied software engineering industry standards and best practices to formulate opinions as to the developer's performance and the causes of the project's demise.

    DisputeSoft Founder Jeff Parmet proffered an expert report, gave deposition testimony, and gave hearing testimony on behalf of Gas Transmission Northwest. Mr. Parmet also produced a rebuttal report in response to reports by the developer’s technical expert, gas pipeline expert, and damages expert. Gas Transmission Northwest was awarded the full amount of its claim, in excess of $16 million, including interest.

    Jeff Parmet

    Jeff Parmet

    Founder & Chief Advisor

    Jeff Parmet is a widely respected IT dispute resolution specialist who has served as a consulting or testifying expert on more than 200 software-related disputes. Jeff serves DisputeSoft clients in the capacity of software failure expert, software intellectual property expert, Internet/E-commerce expert, or computer forensic and electronic discovery expert, depending on the requirements of the particular matter. The hallmark of Jeff’s practice is independent and objective technical consulting services leading to advice and/or expert witness testimony involving information technology.

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    DisputeSoft provides software project failure services to law firms engaged in complex software disputes.