- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against the company building a new computer system for the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

The state sued Palo Alto, California-based Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. last year over the unfinished project to replace the agency’s 40-year-old computer system.

The contract dispute was scheduled to go to trial in May, but the sides said Wednesday they’ve agreed to have the case dismissed.

The state says it’s agreed to pay an additional $5.5 million to vendor DXC Technology, which inherited the project through a recent merger involving an HP Enterprise subsidiary. The state says it will also pay $1.5 million still owed under the prior contract.

The new system is scheduled to launch July 5.

Its total cost will be about $19 million.

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