Bill capping Y2K lawsuits hits snags
- State and Federal Year 2000 Legislation. // Review of Litigation;Summer99, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p529
Talks about the doomsday predictions concerning the Year 2000 problem and the possible consequences of not resolving Year 2000 problems in an efficient and timely manner. Nature of the Year 2000 problems; Information on the Year 2000 private liability initiative of Texas in its 1999 legislative...
- Senate to vote on Y2K bill. // Business Insurance;04/26/99, Vol. 33 Issue 17, p54
Reports that the United States is expected to vote on April 26, 1999, on whether to invoke cloture to allow formal debate to proceed on a bipartisan bill designed to provide businesses with some protection against liability stemming from the Year 2000 computer problem. Sponsors of the bill;...
- Y2K measure advances; veto likely. Hofmann, Mark A. // Business Insurance;06/21/99, Vol. 33 Issue 25, p3
Looks at the progress of the bill providing some liability relief for businesses facing suits stemming from the Year 2000 computer problem in the United States. Naming of a US House-Senate conference committee to examine the differences between the two houses bills; Favorable responses received...
- Lawmakers step into the Y2K fray. R.G. // Electronic Design;04/19/99, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p64F
Reports on the passage of the bills, Year 2000 Readiness and Responsibility Act (H.R.775) and the Year 2000 Fairness and Responsibility Act (S.461), which seek to encourage the fair remediation of Y2K disputes in the United States. Guidelines for the resolution of Y2K issues; Period of...
- House Passes Y2K Liability Bill. Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;5/17/99, Vol. 103 Issue 20, p22
Reports on the approval of a year 2000 liability bill in the United States (US) Congress. Information on the content of the said bill; US President Bill Clinton's view on the bill.
- Congress revs up to tackle Y2K liability legislation. Barancik, Scott // American Banker;02/18/99, Vol. 164 Issue 32, p2
Reports on the proposed bills that would limit liability for the Year 200 date conversion problem in the United States. Government-guaranteed loans to fix the problems; Support for the liability protection.
- Y2K issues. // Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul99, Vol. 78 Issue 6/7, p161
Discusses liability issues concerning the year 2000 (Y2K) technology problem. Brief background on the Y2K problem; Coverage of the Y2K problem in the society; United States Congress' focus on the prevention or limitation of lawsuits that could result from product and computer system failures...
- Y2K liability issues. // Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul99, Vol. 78 Issue 6/7, p173
Focuses on legal issues concerning the year 2000 (Y2K) technology problem. Filing of lawsuits against software vendors for failing to make their products Y2K compliant; Liability provisions under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and State tort law; Products liability claims.
- Lawsuits and liability: Will Y2K bring on big business for litigation? Oken, Doreen // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;06/28/99, Issue 322478, p3
Looks into year 2000-related (Y2K) bills introduced in the California Assembly. Includes punitive damage bill; Bill that stiffens pleading requirements in professional negligence; Allowance of immunity for organizations donating community warning systems; Extension of Y2K law relating to...
- Do Y2K glitches deserve liability caps? Menduno, Michael // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May99, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p18
Presents answers to the question on whether Year 2000 computer crisis (Y2K) deserve liability caps. Comments from Peter Lee of Center for Health Care Rights; Views of Murray J. Klein of Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay; Opinion of Kevin Fickenscher of Catholic Healthcare West.