Company Sues IBM After $1.4 Million Server Falls off Forklift

Susan Hall

Federal contractor T.R. Systems is suing IBM after a $1.4 million server was damaged when it fell off a forklift during shipping, reports InformationWeek.


The server, bought for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, was being moved from a truck to a warehouse in Alexandria, Va., last October. Court papers say that when the forklift tires hit the raised warehouse floor, the forklift rocked, and the server, held in tongs, broke through the shipping pallet and hit the curb, reports Techworld.


The company claims IBM refused to take back the server or even send someone to look at it, and instead insisted it buy a new one with its own money.


In seeking damages of at least $1.4 million, T.R. Systems claims IBM didn't pack the server properly. IBM says it did.

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