Mitch Daniels

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

  A decade-long legal battle between the state and tech giant IBM is nearing its conclusion.


Then-Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a 10-year contract worth more than $1 billion with IBM in 2006 to overhaul the state’s welfare system. That contract was canceled just three years later after disastrous implementation.


The two sides sued each other, each seeking money over the canceled contract. After a lengthy legal fight, the courts eventually ruled that IBM owes the state about $78 million.