Rhode Island sues HP Enterprise over DMV computer system

Rhode Island is suing Hewlett Packard Enterprise over a long-delayed project to build a new computer system for the state's Division of Motor Vehicles.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in state Superior Court seeks a temporary restraining order requiring the Palo Alto, California-based company to keep working on the project. It says the state has already paid more than $13 million for a new DMV system that hasn't been fully delivered.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) says the company is unfairly demanding more money to complete an 8-year-old upgrade. She cites a 2013 pledge made by CEO Meg Whitman to get it done.

HP Enterprise is one of two companies formed last year by the breakup of Hewlett-Packard Inc. It hasn't responded to a request for comment.