Landmark Dismissal of "Professional Negligence" Claims against Computer Programming Consultants

Moss & Barnett prevailed on motions to dismiss claims in two separate federal courts alleging that computer consultants employed by our client committed "professional negligence" in connection with the creation of a commercial website.  In cases of first impression in both Michigan and Minnesota, Moss & Barnett established that the traditional scope of professional negligence claims should not be extended to include computer consultants, despite the plaintiff's claim of damages in the "hundreds of thousands of dollars" arising from the alleged negligence.