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SCO objects to claims by Citi Financial, Snow Christensen and Mark J. Lange
Monday, July 20 2009 @ 01:01 PM EDT

SCO objects to several more claims, including Snow Christensen & Martineau's. If you are getting that deja vu feeling, you'd be right. SCO got their $100,000 claim tossed once, and the firm, SCO says, filed again, and it asks [PDF] that this claim also be tossed. Snow Christensen would prefer not to have its claim disallowed, I gather.

This is the law firm that helped Caldera beat Microsoft into a settlement in Caldera v. Microsoft. SCO general counsel Ryan Tibbitts was with the firm back then. The firm accepted shares in SCO as part payment. Big mistake.

Here are the filings:

844 - Filed & Entered: 07/16/2009
Objection to Claim
Docket Text: Objection to Claim Number by Claimant(s) Citi Financial, Inc.. /Debtor SCO Group, Inc.'s Objection to Claim of Citi Financial, Inc.. Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Certificate of Service and Service Lists) (Makowski, Kathleen)

845 - Filed & Entered: 07/16/2009
Objection to Claim
Docket Text: Objection to Claim Number by Claimant(s) Snow, Christensen & Martineau. /Debtors' Objection to Claim of Snow, Christensen & Martineau. Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Certificate of Service and Service Lists) (Makowski, Kathleen)

846 - Filed & Entered: 07/16/2009
Objection to Claim
Docket Text: Objection to Claim Number by Claimant(s) Mark J. Lange. /Debtors' Objection to Claim of Mark J. Lange. Filed by The SCO Group, Inc.. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Certificate of Service and Service Lists) (Makowski, Kathleen)

What makes the one against Citi Financial interesting is that there is a 2003 update license for UnixWare attached as an exhibit [PDF]. On page 4, we learn that Citi Financial "bought a license to use an operating system called the 2661 SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 in November of 2003", specifically SCO Update Add-On for UnixWare 7.1.3, departmental edition NCB/NCP. It filed a contingent Proof of Claim, saying that is SCO no longer supported the software or rejected the license agreement, Citi's damages would be "in excess of $3 million". As of the date of the filing, back in April, SCO was still supporting the software. That's the contingent part, with Citi just putting its foot in the door, so as to assert its claims if ever SCO left it in the lurch.

That was April. It's now July. And SCO now objects to this claim, on the grounds that it is based on a contingency that has not happened to date. It asks the court to disallow the claim, saying only if and when the contingency happens should the claim be considered.

Page 8 is the Certificate of Right to Install and page 10 is the Certificate of License and Authenticity. The software license agreement begins on page 12.


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