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Oracle's day in court

One year after attempting to acquire PeopleSoft, the database giant goes to court to defend the hostile bid.

In a four-week federal trial starting Monday, Oracle will try to derail the Justice Department's challenge to its hostile bid for PeopleSoft. Observers are already handicapping the trial, even as the merger offer may have handicapped both companies.

Takeover attempt takes its toll

A year and counting: Oracle's bid has left both companies the worse for the wear, analysts say. And the end may not be in sight.
June 3, 2004

Start marking your Oracle-DOJ score card

The judge's line of questioning will be a key indicator of his thinking on whether to overrule the federal challenge to Oracle's effort.
June 3, 2004

Attorneys sketch schedule for Oracle trial

Industry observers following the year-long acquisition saga can get close to the action starting next week.
June 3, 2004

Other key stories

Oracle, Justice Dept. submit final witness lists
May 18, 2004 

EC regulators delay Oracle decision
April 15, 2004 

Oracle outlines case for antitrust fight
March 1, 2004 

U.S. to block Oracle bid for PeopleSoft
February 26, 2004 

Oracle makes 'final' bid for PeopleSoft
February 4, 2004 

PeopleSoft extends money-back guarantee
January 13, 2004 

Oracle vs. PeopleSoft
A complete roundup of coverage of the first six months of the saga of Oracle's attempt to acquire PeopleSoft.
November 17, 2003