According to court documents filed late Tuesday, Oracle tried
to publicly reveal its rival's corporate secrets. This despite the fact that Oracle's
lawyers did not use the documents during its recent defense against the
U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).
The DoJ is seeking to block Oracle (Quote, Chart) from proceeding
with its $7.7 billion takeover bid for PeopleSoft (Quote, Chart).
District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker is expected to file his opinion
either by the end of the month or in early September. A hearing
is scheduled for August 13 in San Francisco to finalize requests by third-party
companies to keep their corporate secrets secure. Insiders suggest this court date
indicates the judge is preparing a draft of his opinion, which
can only be based on publicly available information.
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