Insurer Direct Line Hit With £1.1M Counterclaim In IBM Spat

Law360, London (July 22, 2020, 3:24 PM BST) -- Tech giant IBM has fought back against a claim that it committed IT blunders that cost a Direct Line subsidiary millions, arguing that the insurer owes it more than £1.1 million ($1.4 million) in unpaid work fees and damages.

IBM's U.K. arm denied accusations made by DL Insurance Services Ltd. in a £35.9 million suit that it wasted the group's money when a large-scale information technology project was implemented with fundamental problems. IBM United Kingdom Ltd. says in a July 17 counterclaim that the insurer has been "unjustly enriched" after the group refused to pay IBM for work and services it carried...

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