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.