Lawsuit Over State Welfare Contract Underway

By Scott Sarvay

February 27, 2012 Updated Feb 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The trial involving counter-lawsuits between the state of Indiana and IBM begins Monday.

The trial could take up to six weeks, and concerns a canceled 10-year contract for IBM to implement an automated welfare system.

The more than one-billion dollar contract was signed in 2006, and gave IBM authority to administer Food Stamps and Hoosier Healthwise.

The state cancelled the contract three years later.

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that Governor Mitch Daniels will not be required to give a civil deposition.

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