Bengaluru: Court setback to Yahoo India, Apara Enterprises

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Bengaluru, Jan 25: Yahoo India Pvt Ltd, part of the global internet search engine, and Apara Enterprises Solutions Pvt Ltd, have suffered a legal setback with a Bengaluru City Civil Court ordering the two companies to pay the outstanding dues of Rs 8.56 crore to Inflow Technologies Pvt Ltd with interest at 9% per annum.

Inflow Technologies Private Limited ("Inflow") is in the business of IT Infrastructure distribution services.  Inflow became the distributor of M/s. Network Appliance B V ("NetApp") in the year 2007.

Apara Enterprises Solutions Private Limited (Apara) became the Channel Partner of Inflow and used to supply the NetApp products to end customers PAN India. 

During the course of business transactions, Apara failed to pay/clear the invoices to Inflow, which resulted in huge credit outstanding.  Inflow stopped supplies of NetApp products to Apara since Apara did not clear the outstanding payments.

Subsequently, Yahoo India Private Limited is the customer of Aparawas in need of NetApp products and services. Yahoo assured Apara and Inflow through letters stating that the invoice value will be credited only to ESCROW account jointly maintained by Inflow and Apara. 

Based on the assurance of Yahoo, Inflow supplied NetApp products and services to Apara and Apara in turn supplied to Yahoo. 

In spite of the assurance given by Yahoo, Yahoo failed to deposit the invoice amount of Apara into the designated ESCROW account.

With commitment not being honoured by Yahoo and Apara and having no other alternative to recover the outstanding amount, Inflow filed a Civil Money Recovery Suit before the City Civil Court at Bengaluru.

Upon scrutiny of the documents as well as the evidence given by the witnesses, the Court has held that Yahoo is liable and responsible for the payment payable to Inflow by Apara and accordingly directed Yahoo and Apara to jointly pay a sum of Rs 8,56,48,460.90 along with the interest @9% per annum. 

Inflow Technologies was founded in the year 2005 and is headquartered in Bengaluru. A niche player in the IT Distribution Services market in India/South Asia. Inflow Technologies addresses the growing needs of organizations to manage and secure information more effectively and intelligently. The team at Inflow Technologies are well-versed with latest and the most powerful technologies available today for locating, organizing, managing, retrieving, analyzing, protecting, and presenting the information. 

Being a Value Add Distributor (VAD), Inflow caters to Cyber Security, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Networking, Automatic Identification and Data Capture & POS, Infrastructure and Application Software, Storage and servers, Electronic Security products and related Services in South Asia.

The company has direct relationships with 40+ Global Technology vendors, have a strong channel of 1400+ partners, offering one or more solutions to 7000+ end customers.




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