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Last updated on Thursday, August 27, 2015, 1:43 pm

MercuryGate Responds in IT Dispute; Countersues J.B. Hunt For $5 Million

MercuryGate International Inc., a software provider catering to the trucking industry, filed a $5 million counterclaim Aug. 17 in an IT dispute over an information technology system the company sold to Lowell-based J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. to support its brokerage division. J.B. Hunt brought a $3.1 million lawsuit against the North Carolina-based company July 17 in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville, alleging breach of contract and negligence, and claiming the software was useless. Monica Wooden, CEO and co-founder of MercuryGate, wondered about the timing, telling industry publication Transport Topics that J.B. Hunt had used her company’s system for almost two years before ultimately deciding to file a lawsuit. In the countersuit, MercuryGate placed fault with J.B. Hunt, saying... [ MORE ]

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