Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has filed a lawsuit against Oracle over the company's failure to design the Cover Oregon website.
The complaint alleges that Oracle officials repeatedly made numerous false statements and that Oracle submitted false claims to the state and Cover Oregon for hundreds of millions of dollars based on those false statements.
The lawsuit claims Oracle overcharged for poorly trained personnel who performed incompetently, hid from the state and Cover Oregon the true status of its abysmal progress, made promises it could not fulfill, repeatedly failed to meet critical deadlines, and failed to fix--but demanded payment for--shoddy work.
Losses to Oregon cost more than $240 million dollars, but the lawsuit seeks much more than that. It's asking for penalties in the hundreds of millions of dollars against executives at Oracle.
"Today's lawsuit clearly explains how egregiously Oracle has disserved Oregonians and our state agencies," said Attorney General Rosenblum. "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," Rosenblum added.