SAP subsidiary pleads guilty in Oracle case

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Posted: Sep 14, 2011 5:39 PM
SAP subsidiary pleads guilty in Oracle case

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - An SAP AG.

The criminal case is part of a long-running legal controversy involving SAP and Oracle. Last year a civil jury awarded Oracle $1.3 billion over accusations that SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow, now defunct, wrongfully downloaded millions of Oracle files.

A judge has since reduced that award to $272 million. Oracle is seeking permission to appeal that ruling.

TomorrowNow entered its guilty plea on Wednesday in a hearing before a federal judge in Oakland, California.

TomorrowNow is the sole defendant that has faced charges in the criminal case. No individuals were charged.

The civil case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Oracle USA, Inc., et al. v. SAP AG, et al, 07-cv-1658.

The criminal case in the Northern District of California is United States of America v. TomorrowNow Inc., 11-cr-0642.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)