Articles on Y2K

Federal Y2K legislation signed into law By Thomas D. Lupo Business Advice and Financial Planning, October 1999 Just six months before the eve of the Year 2000, President Clinton has signed comprehensive Y2K-related legislation that will govern various aspects of expected Y2K litigation.
General and transactional Y2K disclaimers—Limiting the lawyer’s liability for Year 2000-related problems By Annie E. Thar Business and Securities Law, October 1999 "Lawyer is not an expert on Year 2000 matters and any advice regarding Year 2000 measures is outside the scope of this representation."
Insurance coverage issues for the Y2K computer crisis By Roger L. Rutherford Business and Securities Law, October 1999 As the new millennium draws near, the Year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem may disrupt communication, manufacturing, transportation, security systems, electronic data processing operations and many of the other daily activities that we take for granted.
Statutes of limitations in Y2K warranty claims By William T. McGrath Business and Securities Law, October 1999 If it all goes terribly wrong at midnight on 1-1-00, we can expect a tsunami of litigation
What you think you know could hurt you: Myths about the Year 2000 problem By Annie E. Thar Business and Securities Law, October 1999 Myth No. 1: "I don't have any Year 2000 concerns because I just use my computer for word processing and I have a paper calendaring system."
Y2K for the Small Business (or Law Firm) By Donna J. Cunningham Business Advice and Financial Planning, October 1999 You know that the "Year 2000 computer bug" (Y2K) refers to the problems arising when a computer can't tell the difference between the 1900's and the 2000's because dates have been programmed and recorded as two digits (98) rather than 4 digits (1998).
Y2K lawsuits—causes of action and defenses By Todd H. Flaming Business and Securities Law, October 1999 No doubt you've heard predictions that the "Year 2000" bug will cause computers all around the world to crash.
Y2K legislation alters class action jurisdiction By James E. Pfander Civil Practice and Procedure, October 1999 On July 20, 1999, President Bill Clinton signed a version of the Y2K legislation that had been making its way through Congress.
Y2K snapshots By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, October 1999 While it is still 6:00 am in Chicago, the year 2000 will arrive in New Zealand, making its citizens first to learn what exactly the Y2K bug will do.
Year 2000: The business interruption & legal malpractice risks for every lawyer By Annie E. Thar Business and Securities Law, October 1999 Let's put aside all of the apocalyptic predictions of planes falling out of the sky and global economic collapse.
Y2K—The Year 2000 computer crisis for the attorney providing business advice By Michael H. Erde Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, January 1999 With the Millennium approaching, much has been written about what is called the pending "Y2K," or Year 2000, computer crisis.

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