Rimini Street loses again to Oracle, fined $28m

On Tuesday, a Nevada judge declared Rimini guilty for infringing Oracle’s software.  The judge also issued a permanent injunction preventing Rimini from providing any Oracle software to its customers.

Rimini, its CEO, and employees are now barred from accessing any non-public portion of Oracle’s website.  Previously, Oracle was awarded $50m in a jury verdict and an additional $46m in attorney fees.

Rimini’s  responded with a press release, as did Oracle.

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Read more on the decision here.