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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website 212

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SpzToid (869795) writes The state of Oregon sued Oracle America Inc. and six of its top executives Friday, accusing the software giant of fraud for failing to deliver a working website for the Affordable Care Act program. The 126-page lawsuit claims Oracle has committed fraud, lies, and "a pattern of activity that has cost the State and Cover Oregon hundreds of millions of dollars". "Not only were Oracle's claims lies, Oracle's work was abysmal", the lawsuit said. Oregon paid Oracle about $240.3 million for a system that never worked, the suit said. "Today's lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies", said Oregon Atty. Gen. Ellen Rosenblum in a written statement. "Over the course of our investigation, it became abundantly clear that Oracle repeatedly lied and defrauded the state. Through this legal action, we intend to make our state whole and make sure taxpayers aren't left holding the bag."

Oregon's suit alleges that Oracle, the largest tech contractor working on the website, falsely convinced officials to buy "hundreds of millions of dollars of Oracle products and services that failed to perform as promised." It is seeking $200 million in damages. Oracle issued a statement saying the suit "is a desperate attempt to deflect blame from Cover Oregon and the governor for their failures to manage a complex IT project. The complaint is a fictional account of the Oregon Healthcare Project."
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Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

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  • by K. S. Kyosuke (729550) on Saturday August 23, 2014 @12:33PM (#47737163)

    "What procedure was used to select Oracle on the market of solution vendors?"

    "Well, their name kind of starts like our name, so we thought they'd be the best for us. We've also heard there's a lot of trees in their software. We like trees."

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 23, 2014 @12:39PM (#47737195)

    Larry Ellison just bought Oregon.

  • typical (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 23, 2014 @01:12PM (#47737385)

    My onetime employer had Oracle come in and take over managing their entire employee database system.

    At one point a manager asked what it would take to have the letter that the system created to be sent out accepting a new employee changed to add a yellow hilight over a couple of important lines in the Word document.

    They told him it would take six hours of programmer time at $200/hour.

    He bought a 69 cent hilighter instead.

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