The 10 Ugliest Legal Disputes Of 2011

Lawyers, Egos And Money

Like a divorce case in a marriage gone bad, lawsuits between IT vendors bring out all the acrimony that's been bubbling below the surface -- maybe for a long time.

Here's what we think were the 10 ugliest legal disputes in 2011. Some were new this year, while others started a long, long time ago and dragged on into this year. We've focused on the cases with some real venom behind them and those that may have broader implications for the industry.