SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire EON) December 21, 2007 -- Class counsel announced that three businesses relying on QuickBooks Pro for Macintosh filed a class action lawsuit today against the product’s manufacturer Intuit for sending faulty software code on the weekend of December 15-16, 2007, that has caused the wholesale deletion of their QuickBooks data and other files. The lawsuit, entitled Create-A-Card v. Intuit, was filed today in federal court in San Francisco. The plaintiffs are businesses located in California, New York and Florida that use QuickBooks Pro for their accounting and other data storage purposes.
Juan Loredo, owner of plaintiff AGCJ, Inc., operates a bar called the Vinyl Room in Burlingame, California. On Sunday, December 16, 2007, he opened his QuickBooks program and received the software update from Intuit. “Intuit has caused every computer user’s worst nightmare,” stated Mr. Loredo. “My company lost its invoicing, sales reports, inventories, day to day working files, pictures, and other files containing financial information. The files lost represent hundreds of hours of work.”
“As we’ve described in the Complaint, just right as many QuickBooks users were trying to close their books for the year, they lost key financial and business information,” said plaintiffs’ co-counsel Jim Quadra, a partner at Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP. “Through its negligence in transmitting destructive software code and failure to take immediate corrective action, Intuit took what is typically the busiest and most profitable time of year for small businesses, and turned it into a logistical mess.”
“Although Intuit has finally halted the automatic downloading of the faulty software, Mac users nationwide have each incurred hundreds to thousands of dollars in labor and other cost trying to restore their valuable data, some of which will never be recovered. Today’s lawsuit seeks compensation for lost data as well as the time and money spent attempting to recover the lost data,” said Michael W. Sobol of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and plaintiffs’ co-counsel.
The proposed class consists of all individuals and entities whose files or data became inaccessible or were damaged, corrupted, or lost, whether temporarily or permanently, as a result of opening QuickBooks and receiving Intuit's December 2007 faulty code. The complaint asserts claims of negligence, strict products liability, trespass to chattels, breach of implied warranty and unfair business practices. Plaintiffs seek for themselves and all class members compensatory and other damages.
About Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra, LLP
Based in San Francisco, Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra specializes in a wide variety of class actions representing consumers and the general public victimized by false advertising, unfair business practices, personal injuries, and wage and hour violations.
About Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
With three offices nationwide, Lieff Cabraser is one of the largest law firms in America dedicated solely to advancing the rights of plaintiffs. For the last five years, The National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the United States.
Further Information for QuickBooks Users
Mac users who have lost data due to Intuit’s flawed update are welcome to contact plaintiffs’ counsel to report their experiences and learn more about the litigation. Please visit www.lieffcabraser.com/consumer/quickbookslawsuit.htm.
Reporters that wish to obtain a copy of the complaint should contact Stephen Cassidy of Lieff Cabraser by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: PRWeb: Legal / Law