Wipro faces lawsuit from National Grid US seeking damages of $140 million

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National Grid has been a highly valued customer of Wipro both in the UK and the US for many years.

Indian software giant Wipro is facing fresh problems in the US after the National Grid US filed a lawsuit over a project worth $140 million that dates back to 2009.

In an official statement, Wipro Ltd said it is challenging the lawsuit filed in a New York court.

Wipro says that the lawsuit is related to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation project that began in 2009 that was undertaken by the US subsidiary of British electricity and gas utility major National Grid PLC; a long time customer.

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According to the release, there were other vendors for the project and Wipro joined the project in 2010 and the process was completed in 2014.

The lawsuit filed in US District Court of Eastern District of New York seeks damages close to $140 million in addition to cost related to the project.

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National Grid has been a highly valued customer of Wipro both in the UK and the US for many years.

Wipro has categorically said that the lawsuit is baseless and the allegations leveled against it in the complaint are based on “misstate facts.”

It also says that during the time of the project Wipro provided National Grid with excellent services and it was even awarded for offering skill and care in 2014 by National Grid US.

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ERP is a term applied to integrated software systems used to manage the internal and external resources of an organization.

Wipro claims that it has extensive experience in ERP implementation and has forged close partnerships with leading players in the industry.