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Rimini Street Files Countersuit Against Oracle

Rimini Street has swiped back at Oracle, adding a new wrinkle to the two firms' legal skirmish. In January, the software giant accused Rimini Street, a third-party software support provider, of stealing copyrighted material.

Now Rimini Street has countersued, accusing Oracle its own copyright infractions, defamation and a host of other charges.

Datamation takes a look at Rimini Street's case.

Rimini Street, a third-party software support provider, is countersuing Oracle and accusing the software giant of copyright misuse, defamation, disparagement, trade libel and unfair competition under the California Business and Professions Code.

Las Vegas-based Rimini Street is a rarity, a successful third-party support provider for Oracle's Siebel, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards suites as well as a variety of SAP software applications that consistently lands new support contracts by undercutting the 17 percent to 22 percent maintenance fees charged by the two largest business applications providers.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada and came in response to litigation initiated by Oracle in January, alleging that Rimini Street stole copyrighted material using online access codes provided by Oracle customers.

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Rimini Street Fires Back at Oracle