International Business Machines Corp. v. State ex rel. Indiana Family & Social Services AdministrationAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court held that International Business Machines, Corp. (IBM) was entitled to post-judgment interest on its $49.5 million damages award as entered by the trial court and affirmed by this Court in IBM I running from the date of the judgment on remand and not from the date of the original judgment in 2012.
This case arose out of a contract entered into between the State, acting on behalf of the Family and Social Services Administration, and IBM to improve Indiana's welfare eligibility system. In IBM I, the Supreme Court determined that IBM materially breached the contract and remanded the matter to the trial court to determine damages and offsets. On remand, the trial court determined that damages to the State from the breach totaled $128 million and IBM was entitled to offsets in the amount of $49.5. Thus, IBM was ordered to pay the State $78.2 million, after offsets. On appeal, IBM argued, among other things, that it was entitled to post-judgment interest on the fees upheld by the Court in IBM I. The court of appeals agreed. The Supreme Court held that the post-judgment interest due to IBM ran from the judgment on remand and summarily affirmed the court of appeals on all other issues.