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Category: 

Litigation

Date: 

1998-06-03 13:55:23

Subject: 

Dow Chemical Says as Little As Possible

  Link:

http://www.dow.com/about/year2000/y2k.html

Comment: 

Here is a model statement: a model of avoidance. These people are terrified of being sued, and for good reason.

Years ago, there was a TV sitcom, "Hogan's Heroes." It was about a German POW camp. There was a funny character, Sergeant Schultz, who was on the take from the inmates. His weakness was chocolate. He turned his eyes away whenever he saw anything suspicious. When confronted by anyone -- inmates or German officials -- he had one answer: "I know nuhzing. Nuhzing!"

When I read Dow's disclaimer, I thought of Shultz.

How will those firms that are dependent on Dow's output make decisions as to their vulnerability to supply failures in 2000?

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This information is being provided in good faith, but DISCLOSER MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR COMPLETENESS. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF TYPE THAT DISCLOSER WILL HAVE FAULT-FREE PERFORMANCE IN THE PROCESSING OF DATE AND DATE RELATED DATA (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CALCULATING, COMPARING, SEQUENCING, TRANSITIONS AND RESULTS) BY ANY OR ANY COMBINATION OF HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND FIRMWARE PRODUCTS PRIOR TO, THROUGH, AND BEYOND JANUARY 1, 2000.

DOW EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ACTUAL, STATUTORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR EVALUATION OF THIS INFORMATION.

Link: 

http://www.dow.com/about/year2000/y2k.html

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