Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

Aug 22, 2014 by Jonathan J. Cooper

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

The filed Friday in Marion County Circuit Court seeks more than $200 million in damages. It alleges that Oracle officials made and submitted false claims.

Oracle was the largest technology contractor working on Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, known as Cover Oregon. The website was never made available to the general public and became a political problem to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is running for re-election.

Oracle filed its own lawsuit Aug. 8 for breach of contract over $23 million in disputed bills. The company blames Oregon for the website's failure, saying the state had incompetent and indecisive staff.

Explore further: US subpoenas Oregon insurance website documents

2.5 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

California counties sue over painkiller marketing

May 22, 2014

Two California counties have filed a lawsuit accusing five drug companies of waging a campaign of deception to boost the sales of painkillers behind the nation's prescription drug addiction problem.

Oracle helping to fix Obama's healthcare site

Oct 31, 2013

The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.

Recommended for you

Does bad behavior really hurt business?

7 hours ago

Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior ...

Dish restores Turner channels to lineup

Nov 21, 2014

Turner Broadcasting channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are back on the Dish network after being dropped from the satellite TV provider's lineup during contract talks.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Anda
not rated yet Aug 23, 2014
Sadly results are not the priority, just income...
The crisis is adjusting that but the big software corporations keep acting as always.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.