Oracle lost a Supreme Court battle with its long-term rival Rimini Street and is forced to pay back $12.8m to the third-party support provider. The pair have been engaged in multiple suits since 2010 following accusations that Rimini Street engaged in illegal conduct and copyright infringement after its 2005 launch.
The latest installment sees the US Supreme Court override the earlier lower court ruling that saw Oracle win $12.8m in litigation fees in 2016. Oracle must now return the $12.8m in non-taxable expenses, plus interest.
The third-party support firm is also trying to claim back further cash from Oracle. in 2018 the courts had slashed $50m off the $124m Rimini Street was originally ordered to pay Oracle.