C Systems, Inc. was founded in 1995 as Netlink, Inc.; the company’s name changed in 1998. The company was an ISP that served Couer d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington. In 1998, C Systems was awarded CLEC status in both Idaho and Washington.
In 1999, C Systems became involved in a messy legal dispute between its two founders. Donald Campbell, one of C Systems’ founders, alleged the Richard McGee, the other of C Systems’ founders, attempted to divert C Systems’ assets into Imbris, Inc.—a company created by McGee’s subordinates at C Systems—and into Sabrecross, Inc.—a separate entity formed by McGee. The plaintiff claimed the transfer off assets occurred from January 2000 to April 2000.
Campbell, representing C Systems, claimed the illegal transfer of assets, valued at $200,000, included C Systems’ equipment, cash, receivables, customers, leasehold, facilities and improvements. The court found that, as a co-shareholder with rights to C Systems' assets, McGee could not be held liable for an illegal conversion of assets from C Systems to Imbris. The court sided against Campbell and C Systems.
As found in C Systems, Inc. vs. IMBRIS, Inc., NPRG recognizes that C Systems was administratively dissolved on September 1, 2001.