The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen an expensive battle between Oracle Corp. and third-party software support company Rimini Street Inc. to resolve a circuit split over cost-shifting in copyright cases.

The court granted Rimini Street and CEO Seth Ravin’s petition for certiorari, which contends the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit improperly affirmed a $12 million award of nontaxable costs as part of a roughly $75 million award, plus attorneys fees, for Rimini Street’s copyright infringement.

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