Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Northern District of California in the News

Here are some of the cases in the Northern District of California that are in the news.

Bloomberg reports that Oracle is trying to find former SAP AG CEO Leo Apotheker to have him testify at the trial which is now in its second week.  Oracle is the successor corporation to PeopleSoft.  Oracle alleges that it owns PeopleSoft's intellectual property rights which SAP AG infringed.  Oracle claims $2 billion in damages.  At present, Oracle is trying to find Mr. Apotheker, who is now CEO of HP.  According to the Bloomberg article, HP would rather Mr. Apotheker hide, so that is what he is doing.

Marketwatch has a press release from the American Small Business League about a lawsuit over a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security that this blog covered here when Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong denied DHS's motion to dismiss.  Here the ASBL is turning up its rhetoric:
"It is really kind of silly that we are having to file this suit because the 9th Circuit ruled over 20 years ago that this information is releasable. The fact that DHS is willing to get involved with a lawsuit they have no hope of winning, really speaks to the damaging nature of this information," ASBL President Lloyd Chapman said.

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