HP Fraud Case Muddled, UK Software Co. Founder Says

Law360, London (January 7, 2020, 5:41 PM GMT) -- The founder of Autonomy Corp. told a London court on Tuesday that Hewlett-Packard’s fraud case against him over its $11 billion acquisition of the British software company is built on muddled, sweeping statements that could mislead the court.

On the second day of his closing arguments, Robert Miles QC, counsel for Lynch, rebutted HP’s claim that his client was in breach of duty when carrying out an allegedly money-losing strategy of pushing hardware sales on Autonomy’s clients alongside its leading software. Submissions by HP and its lawyers were based on “muddled reasoning” and unfairly attacked Lynch’s testimony, Miles said.

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