Court denies Hawaiian Telcom motion to dismiss Fine Point claim

Fine Point Technologies Inc. reported that David Benjamin Cohen, Judge on the New York County Supreme Court, has denied Hawaiian Telecommunications, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCOM) motion to dismiss the breach of contract claim filed by Fine Point Technologies, Inc, the company said.

The plaintiff, Fine Point Technologies is litigating with Hawaiian Telcom for an alleged breach of contract in Hawaiian Telcom´s terminating a two-year agreement it executed with the plaintiff in August of 2015. The contract was for Fine Point to continue to provide device management software that was installed and used at Hawaiian Telcom since 2010.

The claim is for USD 384,000 plus interest.

The case is being litigated in New York, New York, where both parties agreed for jurisdiction and venue in the contract.

Fine Point Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company founded 1997 in New York, New York, with over 150 customers around the globe. It fostered the broadband era with WinPoET and MacPoET by selling over 16 million copies of software globally, which enabled the transition from dial-up service to DSL.

Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. offers local and long distance service, Internet, wireless services, and print directory and Internet directory services. The company was formerly known as Verizon Hawaii Inc. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Hawaiian Telcom Communications, Inc.