4.26.17: Michigan, Hewlett-Packard settle suit over computer overhaul
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. will pay $13 million to the state of Michigan to settle a lawsuit alleging it failed to complete a multimillion-dollar overhaul of a computer system at secretary of state offices.
The settlement between two state departments and the tech company, now known as DXC Technology, was announced Tuesday by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s office.
The company was contracted for the Business Application Modernization project, which was supposed to update the mainframe-based computer system used by 131 branches and in many internal work areas.
Johnson says in a statement that she is glad to bring the matter to a close without the need for costly protracted litigation. The state had sued in 2015.
An email seeking comment from HP was not immediately returned.