- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Campaign advisers to former Gov. John Kitzhaber are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by Oracle America Inc.

Oracle sued the advisers in February, alleging they influenced the state plan to ditch the troubled Cover Oregon health insurance exchange, costing Oracle millions of dollars.

In a motion filed Tuesday, the five advisers say Oracle’s lawsuit interferes with their free speech rights. They cite an Oregon law that allows for quick dismissal of lawsuits that arise from participation in the political process.

Their motion says Oracle makes very few specific claims about the advisers’ involvement in the Cover Oregon decision.

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