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Server Falls Off Forklift, Spurs $1.4M Suit

A high-end server falls off a forklift, prompting a $1.4 million lawsuit.

Be careful moving that server! A federal contractor is suing IBM after a server fell off a forklift and was irreparably damaged while it was being moved into the customer's facility last October. T.R. Systems is suing IBM for $1.4 million, which it says was the value of the server that was ruined, according to Information Week.

The lawsuit describes the gory details of what happened when the company tried to transport the server from a delivery truck into its warehouse in Alexandria, Va.: "The rear wheels of their forklift hit the raised surface at the entry door of the warehouse, causing the forklift to rock, and subsequently causing the server to rock. As a result of the rocking motion, the base of the pallet and the crate broke and the crate fell onto the curb, damaging the server packed inside." Are you getting a visual in which this is happening in excruciating slow motion? I know I am.

The lawsuit doesn't identify the model of the server. T.R. Systems says IBM refused to take back the damaged equipment, forcing the company to buy a replacement unit. T.R. Systems is alleging that the damage to the server was caused by "defective packaging" by IBM.

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