INTEGRATED COMPUTER SERVICES V DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD (1988) CA 365 OF 1986
New South Wales Court of Appeal – 23 December 1988
This case concerned a dispute between the parties about the existence of contracts between ICS & DEC for the sale and purchase of a VAX Main Frame computer. The terms of the alleged contract were that ISC would purchase the VAX for $150,000 upon the terms that funds for the acquisition of the VAX were to be set aside the rate of $600 from the sale by ICS of The other alleged contract was that until the full purchase price was paid, ICS was to have on-line access to the VAX computer or that ICS was to have access to the VAX to the extent that it was necessary to launch a computer program. The alleged agreements were not in writing.
Was there an enforceable contract between the parties despite the lack of a written agreement and the dispute about the terms of the contract?