In 2007, Oracle sued SAP and its former subsidiary, TomorrowNow, which provided lower-cost support for Oracle software. SAP admitted liability for wrongdoing on the part of TomorrowNow employees, but the case is still tied up in appeals by both parties.
Oracle is also suing Rimini Street, which has denied wrongdoing and says it acts within the boundaries of customers' license agreements with Oracle. Rimini has countersued Oracle, alleging that it is trying to quash the third-party software support market.
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