IBM owes In­di­ana $78M for failed wel­fare au­to­ma­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS - A judge has ruled that IBM Corp. owes In­di­ana $78 mil­lion in dam­ages stem­ming from the com­pany’s failed ef­fort to au­to­mate much of the state’s wel­fare ser­vices.

The Mar­ion County judge’s rul­ing Fri­day came nearly six months af­ter hear­ing ar­gu­ments in the case. The rul­ing was pub­lished Mon­day. In­di­ana and IBM sued each other in 2010 af­ter then-Gov. Mitch Daniels can­celled the com­pany’s $1.3 bil­lion con­tract to pri­va­tize and au­to­mate the pro­cess­ing of In­di­ana’s wel­fare ap­pli­ca­tions fol­low­ing nu­mer­ous com­plaints.

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