Case: Oracle

Ex-Oracle Worker Can Arbitrate Pay Dispute, 9th Circ. Says

March 21st, 2019

By Mike LaSusa Law360 (March 21, 2019, 7:54 PM EDT) — A former worker who hit Oracle Inc. with a putative class action over sales commission pay can send the dispute to arbitration, a Ninth Circuit panel said Thursday, noting that the case put the tech titan in the atypical position of fighting against arbitrating […]

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Oracle Loses Bid to Overturn Former Employee’s Motion to Compel Arbitration

March 21st, 2019

Former sales employee Marcella Johnson originally filed a proposed class action in federal court, but dropped her suit and filed a petition for class arbitration. Oracle hoped to get a federal court to rule that she should be bound by a late arbitration agreement that bars classwide arbitration. By Ross Todd In a reversal of […]

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Oracle’s Anti-Arbitration Line Is ‘Man Bites Dog,’ Judge Says

February 15th, 2019

By Dorothy Atkins Law360 (February 15, 2019, 7:18 PM EST) — A Ninth Circuit panel appeared skeptical Friday of Oracle Inc.’s appeal of a decision to send an ex-worker’s putative class action over sales commission pay to arbitration, with one judge calling the company’s anti-arbitration stance ironic and a “man bites dog” situation. During a […]

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Former sales rep for software maker claims company ‘stonewalling’ case over commission practices

September 18th, 2017

by Jessica Karmasek SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A former sales representative for Oracle, who in February filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the Fortune 100 technology giant, claims the company now is obstructing the arbitration process. Plaintiff Marcella Johnson originally filed her action Feb. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern […]

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Oracle Refuses To Arbitrate Wage Fight, Ex-Worker Says

September 6th, 2017

By Melissa Daniels Law360, Los Angeles (September 6, 2017, 6:32 PM EDT) — A former Oracle sales representative is asking a California federal judge to force the computer technology giant into arbitration, saying the company has refused to cooperate with the JAMS process after the representative dropped a $150 million putative class action bringing wage […]

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Oracle ‘systematically denies’ its sales reps their commissions, forces them to work to pay off ‘debts’, court told

September 6th, 2017

Wage rows in limbo as IT giant drags heels over arbitration By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco A former Oracle sales rep seeking to resolve a pay dispute has asked a California court to force the company to participate in arbitration over all wage claims against the database giant. Marcella Johnson, in her US district […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Asks Federal Court To Compel Oracle To Arbitrate Wage Claims

September 6th, 2017

In a twist, Plaintiffs Seek and Defendant Opposes Arbitration in case Alleging Oracle’s Debt Servitude and Forced Labor SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP today filed a petition in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to compel Oracle America, Inc., (“Oracle”) to proceed with arbitration […]

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Former sales representative alleges Oracle America refused to pay full, complete amount of commissions earned

February 24th, 2017

Philip Gonzales SAN FRANCISCO – A former sales representative has filed a class-action lawsuit against Oracle America Inc., a Redwood City business, citing alleged unfair business practices. Marcella Johnson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Feb. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California […]

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Oracle ‘systematically stiffed its salesforce’ claims new sueball

February 15th, 2017

Big Red ‘categorically denies’ former worker’s claims it re-writes commission rules and puts sales people in ‘debt’ Simon Sharwood Updated: A new lawsuit filed by a former Oracle employee alleges the software giant “has systematically stiffed its sales force of earned commission wages for many years, by scrapping contractual compensation plans when they yield commission […]

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Oracle Faces $150,000,000 Lawsuit By Former Worker

February 15th, 2017

The lawsuit, over commissions, seeks class action status. By California Patch (Patch Staff) SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A former Oracle America Inc. salesperson sued the business software giant in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday, alleging that it illegally reduces employees’ sales commissions retroactively. The lawsuit by Marcella Johnson of Modesto claims that “Oracle has […]

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