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SAP to Pay Oracle $306M in TomorrowNow Case

SAP to Pay Oracle $306M in TomorrowNow Case
SAP has agreed to pay Oracle US$306 million in connection with the corporate-theft case that Oracle filed against it and a former SAP subsidiary in 2007.
By Chris Kanaracus
News Aug 3rd 2012

SAP has agreed to pay Oracle US$306 million in connection with the corporate-theft case that Oracle filed against it and a former SAP subsidiary in 2007, according to a filing made Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The long-running legal dispute centers on illegal downloads of Oracle software and support materials by SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow, which offered lower-cost support services for Oracle software. SAP admitted liability for actions taken by TomorrowNow workers, and a jury awarded Oracle US$1.3 billion in damages in November 2010.

But a judge later set aside that award, calling it excessive, and gave Oracle the choice of accepting $272 million or seeking a new trial to determine damages.

Oracle chose a new trial, which had been scheduled to begin Aug. 27.

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