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The Y2K business and legal survival guide
Melvin, Sean P.
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Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Dearborn, [2000]

Physical Description:
xv, 157 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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KF390.5.C6 M45 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This essential legal survival guide is a must-have to prepare to file and respond to Y2K-related claims. Here are all the considerations related to assessing legal rights and preparing to take action on what may be the biggest business and legal question mark ever.

Don't let the potential of post-Y2K meltdowns confound your business. Here are the answers and strategies every business needs to minimize litigation, avoid or contain liability issues, deal with insurance companies and manage problems, both within the firm and with outside vendors, dissatisfied customers and shareholders, and anyone else who is affected. The Y2K Business and Legal Survival Guide is written by an attorney and expert on the Y2K problem, and includes how to tell what's covered by insurance, how to find a qualified lawyer to represent you or a Y2K consultant you can trust, and how to formulate a plan of action. This timely and cutting edge book covers:
-- diagnosing the legal issues surrounding your business's Year 2000 problems
-- drafting a legal plan of action and assessing legal issues
-- legal and insurance considerations
-- protection by t

Author Notes

Sean P. Melvin, Esq., is vice president/general counsel for CandS Research Corp. and the chief architect of the company's Y2000 Action Plan. He is a business law professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: How to Get the Most out of This Bookp. xi
1. An Overview of the Y2K Problemp. 1
2. Risk Assessment A-Z: Finding the Hidden Time Bombsp. 14
3. Recovering Costs: Who Should Pay, Why, and How to Collectp. 22
4. Cautionary Tales: How to Hire Y2K Consultants and Information Technology Professionalsp. 31
5. Forming and Drafting a Plan of Actionp. 45
6. The Basics of Y2K Litigationp. 53
7. Defending and Preventing Y2K-Related Lawsuitsp. 69
8. Insurance and Risk Management: How Is Your Insurance Company Handling Y2K Claims?p. 83
9. The Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act and Other Y2K Legislative Actionp. 107
10. Dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Requirementsp. 123
11. The Silver Lining: Cashing In on Y2Kp. 129
Appendix A Text of the Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Actp. 137
Appendix B Y2K Web Sitesp. 151
Indexp. 153