Ind. AG challenges order forcing Daniels testimony

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Posted: Dec 21, 2011 3:37 PM
Ind. AG challenges order forcing Daniels testimony

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants to appeal an order that compels Gov. Mitch Daniels to testify in lawsuits over the state's cancellation of a $1.37 billion contract IBM Corp. received to modernize the state's welfare system.

Zoeller on Wednesday filed motions to intervene in the case on behalf of Daniels and, if that's granted, to appeal Friday's order by Marion Superior Court Judge David Dreyer to the Indiana Court of Appeals or the Indiana Supreme Court.

Zoeller isn't representing Daniels and his Family and Social Services Administration in the case _ the state has hired outside counsel.

FSSA is suing IBM to recover more than $400 million paid to IBM. New York-based IBM's countersuit says Indiana still owes it about $100 million.

Dreyer didn't rule immediately on Zoeller's motions.