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IBM will cough up $15m to settle a major gripe over its development, or lack thereof, of software for a health insurance website for the US state of Maryland.
US federal prosecutors announced Friday they had struck a deal with Big Blue and its subsidiary Cúram Software to end a False Claims Act lawsuit against the pair, with the tech titan shelling out $14.8m to make it all go away. Maryland will pocket $2.8m of that, with Uncle Sam getting the rest.
Settlement - PDF - Action - Officials - IBM
The settlement [PDF] ends legal action officials brought against IBM and Cúram, the Irish developer Big Blue acquired in 2011, over their roles in the deployment of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, a web portal designed to help residents of the state sign up for plans under President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
The online health exchange project was awarded to Cúram as a subcontractor in 2012 shortly after it was acquired by IBM, a...
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