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India's Wipro faces lawsuit by National Grid US


(Reuters) - Ltd, India's No.3 software exporter, said on Friday that it would challenge a filed by National Grid US seeking damages of over $140 million related to a project that dates back to 2009.

The was filed by the American unit of British electricity and gas utility major National Grid PLC, said.

The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, related to Wipro's work to set up a new software back-office system for the National Grid's U.S. business, the British utility firm said on Friday.

"The rollout of the new system was hampered by many technical issues, resulting in substantial damages and millions of dollars of additional costs to stabilize the system," National Grid said in an email.

said earlier the related to an enterprise resource planning implementation project, which the Indian company joined in 2010 and completed in 2014.

(Reporting by Vishal Sridhar and Radhika Rukmangadhan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 21:34 IST