Oracle ordered to pay Google $1.1 million for legal fees
Lawsuits are ugly business, and if you lose a lawsuit, it gets far uglier. Oracle lost its case against Google earlier this year, and that means that not only does Oracle not get the damages asked for in the trial, but Oracle also has to help pay for Google's legal fees. Google had originally asked that Oracle pay the entirety of Google's $4 million in legal fees, but the judge thought that a bit harsh.
Judge William Alsup, who actually taught himself to code during the trial, did not agree. According to Judge Alsup in his ruling:Instead, a judge has ordered Oracle to pay just $1,130,350 of Google's legal bill. Oracle had tried to avoid paying by claiming the trial was “a landmark issue of national importance,” but fan favorite
"Overreaching" seems like the perfect word to describe Oracle's lawsuit against Google, don't you think?