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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ND workers' comp agency sues over computer project

Yet another reason for a universal integratable workers' compensation docketing program. Today's post is share from

North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has sued a Chicago company over a failed $17 million computer system overhaul.
The Workforce Safety and Insurance agency filed its lawsuit last month in state court against Aon eSolutions Inc. to recoup costs associated with the system that was never delivered.
WSI hired Aon eSolutions in 2007 for a software system upgrade. The work was to cost $14 million, but it was plagued by delays and cost overruns and was never finished.
The contract with the company expired in 2012, and WSI did not renew it. The state Legislature last year gave WSI $750,000 for potential litigation.
WSI, which provides coverage for businesses when employees are hurt or killed on the job, alleges, among other things, negligence, fraud and deceit against the company in court papers. The agency has requested a jury trial.
"Aon promised to deliver a state-of-the-art integrated software package that would replace WSI's existing software system and meet all of the agency's business needs," said WSI Director Bryan Klipfel said in a statement. "WSI intends to prove that Aon did not follow through on its promise. We are acting in the best interest of our stakeholders as we try to recover the money that was spent on this desired product."
Aon said in a statement that it is "disappointed that WSI chose this course. We delivered substantial value to WSI and we did nothing wrong. We look forward to telling our side of...
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