November 18, 2013 – NASHVILLEPOST – Bridgestone files massive fraud and deception suit against IBM

Tire manufacturer seeks untold level of damages related to IT system overhaul

Published November 18, 2013 by J.R. Lind

UPDATED [6:15 PM]: IBM has issued a statement, included in the story.

In 2009, Bridgestone contracted with IBM for a comprehensive overhaul of its back-office IT system.

To say the Nashville tire manufacturer is displeased with the result doesn’t begin to describe what is alleged in a 63-page complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court.

Because the lawsuit deals with proprietary information — from both Bridgestone and IBM — the complaint is heavily redacted, pages and pages of detail covered in bold black bars, only the odd descender of a lower-case letter peering from behind the curtain and the odd tantalizing — if ultimately immaterial — detail coquettishly exposed in the spare footnote.

Bridgestone files massive fraud and deception suit against IBM

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Mr. Barrett is one of the preeminent trial lawyers in America and has achieved great success for thousands of clients. Mr. Barrett has been the leader of many large pieces of litigation including the Ford/Firestone MDL Litigation and the tobacco litigation that brought about the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with the tobacco industry.