IBM Lawsuit: Explained

IBM Lawsuit: Explained

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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company.

In the modern era, IBM has been enthralled in controversies surrounding its use of Al Facial Recognition Data, sparking outrage about a facial recognition database that the company was saving. In addition, IBM has a track record of keeping data for the Nazis during the Holocaust and even supporting ex-President Donald Trump’s controversial campaign. As employees attest to, the IBM experience is often ridden with racial bias, age discrimination, and breaches of contracts.

As a solution to the damages incurred by any IBM-related problems that you’ve encountered, offers an automated lawsuit-filing system that streamlines the process of filing, submitting, and finalizing lawsuits.

Can You Sue IBM?

The short answer is yes! Here are some valid reasons for suing IBM:

  • Faulty Software: The software you purchased was faulty or inaccurate, causing technical difficulties and/or leaks of information.
  • Breaching Privacy Laws: In certain states, you are entitled to Data Protection through breach notification rules. In particular states, you are protected by privacy laws.

Nevada, Maine, and California Have Privacy Laws in Effect

MainePersonally identifying information about a customer including name, billing information, social security number, and billing address are protected, by law.
Nevada“Covered information” or first and last name, any information collected through an internet website or online service.
CaliforniaIn California, consumers are allowed to demand to see all of the information that a company has saved under their name, including a list of all third-party data recipients.

  • Storing Personal Information in Databases: If IBM requests your information through “cookies” and stores it in their databases, you might be entitled to compensation.
  • Civil Invasions of Privacy: IBM violating personal or intellectual property ownership, usually proven in three distinct elements:
    1. The defendant (IBM) made a public disclosure. You must prove that IBM made your private information public.
    2. The disclosure violated your right to privacy or defamed you in a false light. The information disclosed by IBM was falsifying or violated your personal right to privacy.
    3. An average person would consider the false light/information offensive. Considering the scope of proof, any reasonable person would incur any of the following:
      • Loss of reputation, shame, or hurt
      • Damage to monetary gains (business or personal)

What to Consider Before Suing IBM?

Consider that having a complaint is 50% of the lawsuit; the other 50% is work, consistency, and meeting deadlines. Also, consider the grounds of your complaint — do you have reasonable grounds to sue?

  • Do you have a valid legal case? Establish a burden of proof — was a contract broken? Were you injured by this company? Did you lose money as a result of these injuries?
  • Can you sue IBM? Figure out the best method of alternative dispute resolution — is small claims the approach you want?
  • Have you sent a demand letter? State what happened, the attempts you’ve made for restitution, and what you are willing to accept; should they not comply, state that you will file a lawsuit.
  • Are there any alternatives? Before suing, you can consider other options:
      • Negotiation
      • Mediation
      • Arbitration
  • Do you have evidence? Do you have sufficient records to validate your claim?
      • Record of payments
      • Claim
      • Summary of events
      • Reasons for entitlement
  • How much will this cost? Cost is an important factor to consider in a lawsuit. Will you lose more than you’ll earn? This is an important question to ask — often, small claims with legal representation are expensive and have a greater cost than the payoff of winning a lawsuit.

How to Sue IBM in Small Claims Court?

  • File a Verified Complaint: File a document explaining your claim, cause of action, and purpose to the company you are suing.
  • File a Civil Summons: You may need to complete a civil summons form, a document that can be found on many state courts’ websites. The summons will need to be signed (issued) by a lawyer, court clerk, or judge.
  • Serve the Defendant: Typically, most individuals hire a non-affiliated person to serve the other group their papers.
  • Appear in Court: You must go to and keep track of court appearances, the necessary paperwork required, and steps that you need to take to help the case progress.

How to Sue IBM With DoNotPay?

DoNotPay provides an automated lawsuit generator, with foolproof technology that makes suing concise. To file a lawsuit using DoNotPay, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to DoNotPay on any web browser and select “Sue Now”
  2. Enter the dollar amount that you are owed (this could be lost wages or even adequate compensation to cover injuries and medical bills)
  3. Select whether you’d like to receive a demand letter or court filing forms
  4. Describe your reason for filing the lawsuit, and submit any additional details (including your photo evidence)

That’s all! DoNotPay will generate a demand letter or court filing forms for you, and a copy of your demand letter will even be mailed to IBM on your behalf!

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