Oracle Releases Witness List in DOJ Antitrust Case
Oracle Corp. has released the witness list it filed with the U.S. District Court in the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust case against Oracle's hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft Inc.Oracle Corp. on Tuesday released the witness list it filed earlier in the day with the U.S. District Court in the U.S. Department of Justices antitrust case against Oracles hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft Inc. The list, which consists of 25 names, includes PeopleSoft CEO Craig Conway, whose testimony Oracle estimates will consume a whopping 6 hours of court timefar and away the longest time allotted to Oracles witnesses. Conway will appear in slot No. 20.
In a letter to the court, Oracle said that Conway will be called upon to talk about FMS (Financial Management System) and HRMS (Human Resources Management System) competitive dynamics; PeopleSofts competition in large enterprise deals; customer alternatives to enterprise resource planning suites; a prior proposal (by Conway himself) to combine Oracle and PeopleSofts respective applications businesses; the sustainability of PeopleSofts current business model; and PeopleSofts opposition to the acquisition, which Oracle launched last June.