ISO rejects Picker settlement offer

July 27, 1994

Equipment Services has been rejected by the ISO, according toIES president Thomas Quinn. Picker and IES have been at legal loggerheads for seven years,with IES accusing Picker of antitrust violations relating to scannerservice. For its part, Picker has

Equipment Services has been rejected by the ISO, according toIES president Thomas Quinn.

Picker and IES have been at legal loggerheads for seven years,with IES accusing Picker of antitrust violations relating to scannerservice. For its part, Picker has sued the Pittsburgh-based IESfor improper use of service software, among other charges.

Picker scored a major victory in May when the U.S. DistrictCourt judge hearing the IES case granted the Cleveland vendor'smotion for summary judgment, effectively dismissing the litigation(SCAN 6/15/94).

The judge's ruling included an order that the two sides attemptto reach an out-of-court settlement of their dispute, accordingto Quinn. Picker forwarded its settlement offer to IES last month,but IES deemed it unsatisfactory and rejected it, Quinn said.

IES has sent a counterproposal to Picker, and is awaiting thevendor's response. In the meantime, IES is proceeding with plansto appeal the judge's ruling, Quinn said. IES attorneys will filean appeal as soon as the judge issues a memorandum explaininghis rationale for dismissing the ISO's case.