By Paul McDougall InformationWeek March 21, 2012 09:06 AM
IBM has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against a former executive that jumped shipped to a rival tech services company, InformationWeek has learned. The move is at least the fifth such court action that Big Blue has launched against a former, high-level employee in recent years.
In court papers filed Friday, IBM accused Thomas Romeo, its former VP for the federal healthcare market, of refusing to pay back retention bonuses after he jumped ship to Accenture. "Romeo voluntarily resigned as an employee of IBM" in November, 2009, IBM notes in its complaint.