In the defense of its big dollar suit by Oregon, Oracle told Judge Mary Merten James the state violated its own public records act. Oracle’s complaint is the state withholding or delaying the release of some Cover Oregon-related emails it sent to Oracle officials and others.
The judge disagrees and denied the motion. Oregon Governor Kate Brown called it a big win for Oregon.
“Oracle contends that the public records law permits it to litigate how a public agency searches for or maintains documents and that somehow the Governor's office's efforts fall short. Oracle is wrong, both on the law and the facts,” Judge James wrote.
Brown’s spokeswoman Kristen Grainger gushed over the victory. “It's a double win: Governor Brown is fully vindicated, and Oracle is foiled yet again in its repeated and desperate attempts to burden and harass the state and waste public resources,” she said.
Oregon contends Oracle defrauded the state when it billed it $240 million for the software to run Cover Oregon. It never worked. The suit also contends Oracle filed false claims and engaged in racketeering and the state wants damages of $6 billion.
The trial for the suit starts in January of next year.
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