Oracle ordered to pay Google $1.1 million for legal fees

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. 

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 Judge William Alsup, who actually taught himself to code during the trial, did not agree. According to Judge Alsup in his ruling:


"Overreaching" seems like the perfect word to describe Oracle's lawsuit against Google, don't you think?

source: Mashable

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8 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I imagine Larry would rather drink a glass of rat poison than sign the check to Google.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And the final face slap to add to the original injury. Glad to see Oracle has to pony up money for the trouble they caused Google.

3. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yep. I can't wait to see this happen to Apple.

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

want a chair and a razor..

4. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Google spends $4 million defending itself from this overreaching crock of a lawsuit, and get stiffed for about 75% of the bill? That's what I'd call harsh. Oracle got off too easy on this one.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't forget that Larry was demanding $1 B for damages. $3 M is more in line with cost of doing business.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Poetic justice.

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I still have faith in fair and justice outcomes in patent cases. Good luck to Google and everybody else involved in the Paul Allen patent case....that one might be a doozy. Good luck to everyone except Apple....lol.

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