North Dakota Workers’ Comp Mulls Suing Aon eSolutions Over Failed Project

December 12, 2013

North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency is considering suing a company that failed to complete a $17 million computer system overhaul.

Workforce Safety and Insurance hired Chicago-based Aon eSolutions in 2007. The software system upgrade that was to save the agency $3.4 million annually was plagued by delays and cost overruns and was never finished. The contract expired at the end of last year and WSI did not renew it.

WSI Deputy Director Clare Carlson says the agency likely will decide on legal action in the next few months. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the state Legislature earlier this year approved $750,000 for potential litigation.

Aon has said the company was not solely responsible for delays.

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  • September 4, 2014 at 10:39 am
    Insguy says:
    Typical IT b/s, I'm sure. Day 1, oh yeah our system can do that and much more...Day 3,000, oh it's not our fault your business specifications weren't adequate, it's not our f... read more
  • December 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm
    Joe Taylor says:
    Isn't Aon E-Solutions in the news for a series of implementation failures. Seems like I read about one in Oklahoma (I seem to recall a lawsuit there as well), out in Californ... read more
  • December 13, 2013 at 6:11 am
    Michael Gaarder says:
    If injured workers in North Dakota can’t sue WSI and their employers due to a failed contract to establish WSI, then WSI shouldn’t be able to sue anyone else for a failed ... read more
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