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HP CEO Goes On the Lam As Oracle Hunts Him Down 137

Posted by CmdrTaco
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theodp writes "Oracle said HP has refused to accept a subpoena requiring new CEO Leo Apotheker to testify in a trial against his former employer SAP, which will determine how much SAP owes Oracle for copyright infringement by its discontinued TomorrowNow unit. 'Mr. Apotheker started work for HP on Monday, but it now appears that the HP board of directors has decided to keep him away from HP's headquarters and outside the court's jurisdiction,' an Oracle spokeswoman said. 'We will continue to try to serve him,' she added. An HP spokeswoman countered: 'Given Leo's limited knowledge of and role in the matter, Oracle's last-minute effort to require him to appear live at trial is no more than an effort to harass him and interfere with his duties and responsibilities as HP's CEO.' The spokeswoman declined to discuss the whereabouts of Mr. Apotheker, who was featured in a 2006 SAP/TomorrowNow press release attacking the 'uncertainty' of Oracle. Coincidentally, among the charges leveled at SAP/TomorrowNow was 'pretextual customer log-in,' an area in which HP has some subject matter expertise."
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HP CEO Goes On the Lam As Oracle Hunts Him Down

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  • Hmmm..... (Score:5, Informative)

    by mseeger (40923) on Thursday November 04, 2010 @11:26AM (#34124694)

    Honestly: if Oracle is after him, the guy must be inocent.

  • Re:I'm confused (Score:3, Informative)

    by Bigjeff5 (1143585) on Thursday November 04, 2010 @01:42PM (#34126716)

    It's not a matter of extraditing him. He's in the US, and he will be working in the US. He is currently visiting all the HP hubs around the country/world - it's completely legitimate business, especially for a new CEO.

    They have to serve you in person. They also cannot serve you with a subpoena outside the court's jurisdiction, so until he returns to HP headquarters they are shit out of luck.

    They can't serve it to HP because HP is not a person, and is not the person the subpoena is for. So they are stuck until they find him in person and can serve him.

  • Re:How about... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Daniel Phillips (238627) on Thursday November 04, 2010 @01:46PM (#34126778)

    There is a lot of love and respect for HP among nerds.

    There was at one time, before Carly and Hurd, and while the illustrious founders were still alive. Speaking as a nerd.

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