“The Computer Did It” Is NOT a Legal Defense, At Least In Bankruptcy Court
Ever had an idiotic business tell you: “Not our fault – the computer did it? ” Say, for example, maybe an irresponsible company such as CapitalOne?
A federal bankruptcy judge recently ruled that “the computer did it” is NOT a legal defense to a charge of violating the automatic stay rule. That outcome of course should be obvious, and indeed the court trenchantly observed that companies are indeed responsible for things flowing out of their computers.
A hat tip to Weil’s bankruptcy blog for covering the topic in a November 12, 2014 post, including a fine touch of humor.