Samsung Requests Jury Verdict Thrown Out, Claims Jury Misconduct

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Samsung is requesting that Apple's billion dollar verdict against the company be thrown out based on jury misconduct, reports Bloomberg.

Samsung said foreman Velvin Hogan was asked during jury selection whether he'd been involved in lawsuits and didn't tell the judge that he had filed for bankruptcy in 1993 and had been sued by his former employer, Seagate Technology Inc.

"Mr. Hogan's failure to disclose the Seagate suit raises issues of bias that Samsung should have been allowed to explore," Samsung said in its request for a new trial.

Hogan denies that there was any misconduct saying that court instructions required disclosure of any litigation they were involved in within the last 10 years. Since the bankruptcy and related litigation involving Samsung was in 1993, it fell well outside that time range.

"Had I been asked an open-ended question with no time constraint, of course I would've disclosed that," Hogan said, referring to the bankruptcy and related litigation. "I'm willing to go in front of the judge to tell her that I had no intention of being on this jury, let alone withholding anything that would've allowed me to be excused."

"I answered every question the judge asked me" and Samsung "had every opportunity to question me," Hogan said.

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WTFC? - October 4, 2012 at 2:05pm
Anyone have a cock I can suck?
ratRG - October 4, 2012 at 2:48pm
You can have mine!
Russ - October 5, 2012 at 3:27am
Ask Tim Cook, he'll oblige.
ratRG - October 4, 2012 at 2:04pm
The homo above this comment is my boyfriend. He just hasn't come out of the closet yet.
Russ - October 5, 2012 at 3:25am
Neither has Apple's CEO.
Miscoduct - October 4, 2012 at 12:53am
Totally bs juror.....court report show he was only ask "have you ever" with no time limit and he mentioned was ask only to disclose in last 10 years.... I was twice picked be a juror in two civil cases in the past 10 years... I recalled the attorney and judge only ask have i or haven't I ever involvement with suite blah blah.... I bet a new trail is needed
Tits McGee - October 3, 2012 at 9:49pm
Apple knows what you want, before YOU know what you want...
WTFC? - October 3, 2012 at 7:57pm
Everyone below this comment is an idiot...
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