Cases & Deals

IBM defends software services agreement lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Dep’t of Labor & Industry

Client(s) International Business Machines Corporation

In a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Jones Day is defending International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) against breach-of-contract and other claims premised on allegations that IBM failed to deliver a computer system that would aid the administration of both the tax assessment and benefit payment sides of Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation system. The state's factual allegations span the better part of a decade, cut across three gubernatorial administrations, and implicate the political, administrative, and other unemployment-related exigencies that accompanied the Great Recession of 2008 and after.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor and Industry v. International Business Machines Corp., Civil Action No. 2017-cv-1740 (Ct. C.P. Dauphin Cty. Pa.)