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Posted May 19, 2004

IBM, Microsoft Top Oracle, DoJ Witness Lists

By Staff


Software executives with IBM (Quote, Chart) and Microsoft (Quote, Chart) are expected to testify for both sides in the U.S. Justice Department's case against Oracle (Quote, Chart), according to court papers filed Tuesday.

The DoJ and ten states are seeking to block Oracle's now $7.7 billion proposal to acquire PeopleSoft (Quote, Chart) by arguing that the merger between two major enterprise software providers would be anti-competitive and limit customers' choices. Oracle is fighting to thwart the DoJ's stance.

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