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By James Niccolai
IDG News Service
February 3, 2011
SAP will ask a California court to reduce the US$1.3 billion jury award
it was hit with last November in Oracle's TomorrowNow lawsuit against
the company, SAP said Thursday.
Earlier in the day the court entered its final judgment against SAP,
basically confirming the jury's award. SAP has already paid Oracle $120
million in legal fees and must pay a further $14.7 million in
SAP said it will file "post-trial motions" with the court to try to get
the award reduced, and possibly also an appeal. An SAP spokesman
declined to say what the motions would argue, but they are likely to
assert that the award is disproportionate to the offense. SAP had argued
at trial that it should have to pay Oracle about $40 million.
"SAP will file these motions in the coming weeks asking the Court to
reduce the amount of damages awarded or to order a new trial," SAP said
in a statement.
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