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iYogi IT Services Lawsuit: State of Washington Awaits Response


The State of Washington's Attorney General has served iYogi with a lawsuit announced in December, but the state has not yet received an answer to the complaint, ChannelE2E has confirmed.

Updated March 18, 2016, 7:45 p.m. ET: Tata Communications, Bankers Warranty Group, OneCall sue iYogi.

Original March 3 Report Continues Here:

"We have served the corporate defendant (iYogi) with our lawsuit, but have not yet received an Answer to our complaint (due by the end of March)," a spokesman for Washington State Attorney General's Office told ChannelE2E. "We continue in our efforts to serve process on Vishal Dhar individually, using all means at our disposal."

Vishal Dhar is co-founder and president of marketing of iYogi. The IT support desk service provider has attracted two lawsuits in recent months, which claim iYogi scams consumers and fails to fulfill business partnerships. In response to the controversy, iYogi in December 2015 maintained that the company offers reputable report IT support services that millions of consumers and businesses depend upon.

More recently, ChannelE2E readers have alleged that iYogi has been cutting IT services and non-responsive to customer inquiries, and may even be winding down its business. The State of Washington's Attorney General's office could not independently confirm those claims.

iYogi's website was offline on March 2, 2016, but back online the following day. ChannelE2E has reached out to Garima Misra Punia, iYogi's VP of marketing and communications, requesting a status update on the company's business and legal response.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.