EIRCA Disputes DIYHosting Sale|
Pecos Technologies, a subsidiary of The Internet Group, acquired the DIYHosting brand in August 2005. EIRCA says it decided to sell DIYHosting and its assets to Pecos Technologies based on what EIRCA believes were false representations of The Internet Group and its financial standing.
Sixteen months later, EIRCA directors say they have launched an attack on the DIYHosting directors over significant outstanding monetary compensation. EIRCA is asking a Harris County, Texas judge to reassign ownership of DIYHosting back to EIRCA Internet Solutions on the grounds of contractual default on the side of Pecos Technologies and The Internet Group.
Simon O'Rourke, CEO of EIRCA Internet Solutions said that the company has given the DIYHosting directors every opportunity to satisfy the contractual agreements, but every opportunity is met with misdirection and deception.
EIRCA directors are expecting a March 2007 hearing and hope to regain ownership of DIYHosting.
Oracle Beefs Up Linux Support With Management Tools|
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