Oracle-DoJ Case Moves to Videotape

April 15, 2004

[From internetnews.com]

While the government and ten states maneuver in their bid to prevent Oracle (Quote, Chart) from its $9.4 billion proposal to acquire PeopleSoft (Quote, Chart), the judge in the case is mulling how both sides will present their cases in court -- including the use of videotape and secure servers.

But documents filed this week show a contrasting approach to the evidence by both sides, and underscore how difficult it can be to follow the paper trail even with several months of preparation.

The DoJ is seeking to block Oracle's PeopleSoft takeover bid 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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