DisputeSoft was engaged as a consulting and testifying expert in 2008 by Nortel Government Solutions in the matter of Mecklenburg County v. Nortel Government Solutions, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
On October 1, 2002, Mecklenburg County (the County) entered into a contract with Defendant PEC Solutions, Inc., which later became Nortel Government Solutions, Inc. (Nortel) in June 2005, to design and install a customized, integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) for use by local law enforcement and the State of North Carolina’s Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
In July 2004, preliminary testing revealed significant issues with the CJIS software, and over the next 15 months, the CJIS software continued to fail interim System Acceptance Tests (SAT). On September 25, 2008, the County provided notice to Nortel that they had breached their contract agreement, and must rectify the contract breach by November 8, 2005 or the Plaintiffs would withdraw from the contract. On November 8, 2005, the CIJS software failed the final interim system test, which resulted in the Plaintiffs terminating the contract.