Thomas Kallies Jan. 13, 2014, 1:05pm

Arris Group Inc. filed suit Nov. 18 in the Cook County Circuit Court against CyberPower Systems Inc.

The telecommunications equipment manufacturer is accusing CyberPower of breaching a supply contract dated June 1, 2007 after it allegedly provided defective products.

According to the suit, CyberPower agreed to supply Arris with battery backup units to incorporate into its fiber optic system telecommunications products, which were then sold to consumers.

Arris, which acquired Motorola Home last year from a subsidiary of Google, claims CyberPower's battery units contained a design flaw which caused them to overheat and cease operating.

The company claims CyberPower has refused to comply with the remedy provided under the original contract.

Arris is seeking more than $12.5 million in damages and is being represented by attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L013175.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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