The Oregonian reports that the state of Oregon, represented by Markowitz Herbold PC, won the first round against Oracle Inc. in their legal dispute over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website after a judge rejected Oracle's effort to try the case exclusively in federal court.
Oracle was Cover Oregon's main technology contractor, but it blames the website's failure on mismanagement by the state. The company filed a lawsuit in August claiming copyright infringement, breach of contract and unpaid bills.
Two weeks later, Oregon filed a separate lawsuit in state court accusing Oracle of corruption and false claims.
Originally published in the November 21, 2014 edition of The Oregonian. To read the entire story, click here.