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Litigation

San Francisco v. Election Systems & Software Inc.

Case Information

Date Filed: November 19, 2007
State: California
Issue: Voting Technology
Courts that Heard this Case: San Francisco Superior Court (Case 469347 )

Issue: The complaint alleges that the company breached its contract by not supplying the city with up-to-date voting equipment that met state standards and by not reimbursing the City for related costs.

Status: Complaint filed 11/19/07. Case settled.

San Francisco Superior Court

  • Docket
  • Complaint (filed 11/19/07)
  • Demurrer to Complaint (filed 12/20/07) [not yet available]
  • EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER CONTINUING TIME FOR HEARING ON DEFTS' DEMURRER TO PLTF'S COMPLAINT (filed 1/8/08)
  • STIPULATION IN SUPPORT OF DEFTS EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER CONTINUING HEARING ON DEFTS' DEMURRER (filed 1/8/08)
  • ORDER CONTINUING TIME FOR HEARING ON DEFENDANTS' DEMURRER (filed 1/8/08)

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