The Australian subsidiary is accused of charging clients for undelivered apps
Microsoft Australia has been recently sued by pool and bedding supplier Clark Rubber which claims that the local subsidiary of the Redmond-based technology giant charged the company without actually delivering the purchased software.According to a report by AFR, Clark Rubber developed a new technology management system for merchandising and inventory control, so it contacted Microsoft to provide the necessary software.
Even though it paid for the apps, Microsoft allegedly “forgot” to deliver the licenses, so the two companies are now moving their dispute to court.
“The Plaintiffs seek orders pursuant to ss82 & 87 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 compensating them for the loss and damage which they suffered together with interest and costs. It would be unjust or the First Defendant [Microsoft] to retain the benefit of the payment and the Plaintiffs seek restitution of the monies paid,” the lawsuit papers read.