Oregon Democrat Gov. Kate Brown released over 15,000 pages of emails from disgraced former Gov. John Kitzhaber. News organizations are not the only ones interested in what the emails contain. Oracle America had a hand in the emails release.
The global computer technology corporation filed a suit in Marion County Circuit Court alleging the state violated public records law in order to force the emails release. The Puget Sound Business Journal,
“Oracle is interested in reviewing any emails related to Cover Oregon, the state’s defunct health exchange, and any insights the missives might shed on the decision to shut it down.
“Oracle was already suing the state over Cover Oregon, on both copyright infringement and breach-of-contract grounds. And Oregon sued back, alleging fraud and racketeering.”
Oracle’s attorneys said the state’s last batch of emails were largely meaningless. The company also alleged Gov. Brown “outsourced her duty” to produce public records to Kitzhaber. The obvious problem with that strategy is that Kitzhaber has “an interest in keeping them out of the public eye.”
We will keep you updated with any developments.