Apple Denies Juror Misconduct in Samsung Trial

Posted December 3, 2012 at 9:20pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5106 views

As expected, Apple has filed court documents denying any misconduct by juror Velvin Hogan during its case against Samsung in California. The company also denied any prior knowledge of Hogan's litigation with Seagate, reports AllThingsD.

“Apple does not accuse juror Velvin Hogan of misconduct — because there was none — so what Apple knew and when regarding Mr. Hogan’s lawsuit with Seagate nearly two decades ago is irrelevant to any issue raised by Samsung’s post-trial motions,” the company said in its filing. “Apple does not contend that any past relationship between Mr. Hogan and Seagate, or any lawsuit between them, is anything remotely close to support a challenge for cause.”

Samsung is looking to invalidate Apple's win by accusing the juror of not disclosing information about his past.

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.

Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will hold a hearing on the matter.

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Crunch - December 3, 2012 at 11:26pm
What good are rules if they are so easily challenged? Specifically, the jury foreman's dealings with Seagate almost TWENTY years before the trial is going to undo the jury's verdict? I don't think so. According to statue, the court required listing 10 full years and even if the court had asked for 15 years, there would still not have been a need to disclose his "issues" with a company that for almost two decades had nothing to do with Samsung. The only thing Samsung has ever had to do with Seagate is the purchase of Samsung's hard drive business, which is a done deal as far as I'm aware of. The accusation that he is accused of juror misconduct just makes Samsung appear like the sore loser that it obviously is. Pay the fuck up, Samsung, and go back to making the best SSD's in the world. Or concentrate on perfecting PLS display technology. There is no need to copy other companies' intellectual property when you're more than capable of coming up with your own. I have tremendous respect for Samsung for really overhauling public perception of its brand and. This is unnecessary bullshit.
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Audi RS8 - December 3, 2012 at 10:59pm
I'm apple lover but I'm getting tired of apple with all this crap...
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