IBM Can't Depose Gov. In $1.4B Contract Case: Ind. High Court

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 9:36 PM EST) -- The Indiana Supreme Court found Monday that a state statute precludes courts from compelling the testimony of its governor and reversed a decision allowing IBM Corp. to force Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to be deposed over the termination of a $1.4 billion contract to overhaul the state’s welfare system.

In a single-page order that followed Monday oral arguments, Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard briefly interpreted the state statute that a lower court judge had called ambiguous, and said that the court would issue...
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