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FEDERAL JUDGE MAINTAINS NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION AGAINST WANG AND REFUSES TO RAISE BOND

 FEDERAL JUDGE MAINTAINS NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION
 AGAINST WANG AND REFUSES TO RAISE BOND
 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 21, Judge Charles Legge of the Federal District Court in San Francisco rejected a request by Wang Laboratories to dissolve the nationwide injunction which Judge Legge had entered against Wang on Nov. 26, 1991. Judge Legge also refused to increase the nominal bond which he had required of the plaintiff in the case, TSJ Inc., a reseller of Wang equipment with offices in San Francisco and San Diego. The judge set a June 1, 1992, trial date for the case, in which Wang has been enjoined from raising prices on the software license fees for used Wang hardware.
 The dispute arose in connection with the sale of used Wang computer hardware. Resellers like TSJ sell that hardware, but they cannot sell the operating system software essential for its operation. That software is owned by Wang, which licenses it only to end users.
 Prior to April 1, 1991, Wang charged a flat $1,000 fee to transfer the operating system software license from the previous owner to the new owner of the equipment. After April 1, 1991, however, Wang increased this price drastically, in some cases to as high as $100,000. The increase, however, only applied to customers of resellers and not to Wang's customers. The November injunction prohibited this increase.
 In response to Wang's request to reconsider the injunction and dissolve it, Judge Legge stated in his opinion that "plaintiff has shown the necessary requirements of fact and law for the issuance of a preliminary injunction." In response to Wang's request to increase the $25,000 bond, which TSJ had to post in order for the injunction to go into effect, Judge Legge's opinion stated that "Defendant is a national company with revenues in the millions of dollars annually. Plaintiff is a small company with limited financial resources. So however one might compute the financial harm to Wang from the issuance of an improper injunction, it is a figure beyond the ability of plaintiff to bond for."
 Scott Somit, the president of TSJ, said that "The injunction has enabled my company to survive. Wang may not like competition from resellers, but I believe that resellers provide significant savings to purchasers of used Wang equipment."
 Ronald S. Katz, TSJ's lawyer from the San Francisco office of Coudert Brothers, stated that he was "pleased with the fact that the judge has set an early trial date. My client has sustained substantial damages and is eager to have its day in court."
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 /CONTACT: Ronald S.Katz, Esq., of Coudert Brothers, 415-986-1300; or Scott Somit of TJS Inc., 619-272-3535/ CO: Coudert Brothers ST: California IN: SU:


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