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Jury Finds Software Company Defrauded the City of Fort Collins

Released on Friday, November 3, 2023

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  • Amanda King, Communications and Public Involvement Director, 970-221-6207,, Website:

Denver, CO (November 3, 2023) -- Today, a Denver federal jury found that Open International, LLC and Open Investments, LLC fraudulently induced the City to enter a contract for Open to provide the City with Open's customer information system product to provide broadband and utility billing and other services to the City of Fort Collins.

“The City of Fort Collins is pleased with the jury’s decision that backed up our claim that Open International and Open Investments had fraudulently misrepresented its product,” said Kelly DiMartino, Fort Collins City Manager.

Since the City has elected to rescind the parties’ contract with this decision from the jury, the Court will be holding future proceedings to determine the City’s rescission remedy including how much monetary compensation the City may receive.

“The City of Fort Collins remains committed to providing residents with an innovative seamless, user-friendly utility experience. Toward that end, the City recently announced a new collaboration with Vertex One Software to provide a redesigned customer experience,” said DiMartino.

The City was represented by the City Attorney’s Office and by Case Collard, Andrea Ahn Wechter, and Maral J. Shoaei of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. The case was heard in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

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