tata consultancy services: TCS to take $125 million hit to Q3 earnings over US lawsuit

India’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said it will make a provision of $125 million in its third-quarter results in relation to a trade secret lawsuit filed by U.S.-based Epic Systems.

Epic had filed the lawsuit against TCS in 2014, alleging the information technology (IT) services provider stole its intellectual property while it was contracted to implement Epic’s healthcare software.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected TCS’ appeal against a verdict passed by the District Court of Wisconsin, upholding an order that includes $140 million in punitive damages, the company said in a release.

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