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Judge: Oracle must pay Google $1 million in court costs

09/04, 5:36pm

No further action to be taken regarding 'astroturfers' in case

US District Court Judge William Alsup has awarded Google $1 million in legal fees in a hearing earlier today -- denying the search engine giant its initial request of $4 million. Additionally, the judge has decided to take "no further action regarding the subject of payments by the litigants to commentators and journalists," referring to his order requiring Oracle and Google to disclose astroturfers on the payroll.

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