The Secret PUSD Lawsuits: Zangle v. Pleasanton Unified School District
Original post made by Yet Another Lawsuit, Ponderosa, on Feb 27, 2012
I wonder why the lawsuit where Zangle has filed a lawsuit in excess of $1 million against PUSD has never seemed to appear on any published agenda produced by Pleasanton Unified, even though the lawsuit was filed 4/19/2011. Zangle is the software provider of PUSD's student information system.
According to the lawsuit, PUSD stopped paying Zangle July 1, 2009 and since that time has been using the software without a license. The software company alleges copyright and trademark infringement, breach of contract, theft and software piracy, violation of the 14th amendment of the Constitution, illegal access to servers, illegal download of intellectual property, improper transfer of the licensed product to unauthorized third parties, and failure to have a public bidding process for contracts. On February 4, 2010, it gave 180 days notice to PUSD to return the product. On 04/19/11, a lawsuit was filed in Federal court.
Two PUSD law firms, Stubbs & Leone and Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo, have been assigned to this case. No wonder the press hasn't reported on this because it hasn't even appeared on any PUSD meeting agenda. Has PUSD been hiding this lawsuit from its own board as well as the public? Shouldn't these lawsuits have appeared on PUSD's own audits?
How many more lawsuits are there that PUSD is keeping secret?
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