Scottsdale, Arizona – June 16, 2010 – JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) announced that a jury in the District Court of the State of Texas, County of Dallas returned a verdict yesterday in litigation between Dillard’s, Inc. and i2 Technologies, Inc., which JDA acquired on January 28, 2010. Dillard’s alleged that i2 had failed to meet obligations to Dillard’s regarding two i2 products under a software license agreement and related services agreement for which Dillard’s had paid i2 approximately $8 million. The Texas jury awarded approximately $246 million in damages to Dillard’s under various theories, of which only $8 million were direct damages, and $238 million of which were based on alleged consequential, special or punitive damages.
The jury reached this result despite the fact that:
- Dillard’s acquired the software in 2000, and formally accepted and used the products for several years before filing a lawsuit;
- One of the two software products continues to be used at Dillard’s today; and
- The software at issue is being used successfully by national and global customers of i2, and has been for several years.
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. JDA Chief Executive Officer Hamish Brewer stated, “We believe this verdict is unjustified given the nature of this commercial dispute. We will pursue every avenue available to overturn the verdict, and are confident that justice will ultimately prevail. In the meantime, we will continue to focus on providing our customers with world-class services and products.”
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS), The Supply Chain Company®, is a leading global provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising and pricing excellence solutions. JDA empowers more than 6,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of acquired market leaders including i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA’s multiple service options provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise. To learn more about JDA Software, please visit www.jda.com or e-mail email@example.com.
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