IBM owes Indiana $78M for failed welfare automation
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.