State Supreme Court to decide Indiana-IBM dispute

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state Supreme Court will decide a dispute between the state of Indiana and IBM over the company’s failed attempt to privatize public welfare services.

The Indianapolis Star reports Justice Mark Massa has rescued himself because he was general counsel to former Gov. Mitch Daniels.

IBM won the $1.4 billion contract after Daniels signed off on privatization in 2006, but the state canceled the contract in 2009 because of complaints.

The two sides sued each other in 2010. The state was seeking the return of more than $437 million. A Marion County judge awarded $52 million to IBM in 2012.

The Indiana Court of Appeals in February found IBM failed to deliver its part of the deal, but found it was still entitled to nearly $50 million in fees.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

 

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