IBM: Two-for-two in court cases

March 3, 2004 – A Santa Clara, CA court has awarded IBM a victory in the first of a string of lawsuits from workers alleging chemical poisoning at the company’s plants between the 1960s and 1980s.

Also, IBM has settled a lawsuit in New York alleging it was accountable for birth defects in a former worker’s child. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; the plaintiff, Candace Curtis, had been seeking $100 million in damages.

More than 200 cancer or birth defect cases against IBM are still pending around the country. Meanwhile, other chipmakers such as National Semi are facing similar litigation in the US and abroad.


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