HP Enterprise and Rhode Island meet for hours for mediation

AP News
Posted: Nov 03, 2016 5:14 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Rhode Island have met for court-ordered mediation over an unfinished project to build a new computer system for the state's Division of Motor Vehicles.

The two sides met for hours on Thursday. The appointed mediator is retired Justice Frank Williams, former chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

The state sued Palo Alto, California-based HP Enterprise on Tuesday, seeking an injunction that would block the company from walking off the long-delayed DMV system upgrade.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) has said the state won't be bullied by the company after spending millions of dollars for an unfinished upgrade. A spokesman for the governor says the two sides were still meeting as of late Thursday afternoon.

The company has said it has met all its contractual obligations.