Thursday, 16 August 2012

Judge says Apple's 'smoking crack' with giant witness list

The judge in the case between Apple and Samsung once again loses her cool

"I am not going to be running around trying to get 75 pages of briefings for people who are not going to be testifying," U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh told Apple's lawyer Bill Lee.

"I mean come on. 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages, (and) unless you're smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren't going to be called when you have less than four hours," Koh said

"You're honor, I can assure you, I'm not smoking crack," Lee replied matter-of-factly.
  Apple wants to bring up more than 20 witnesses to go up against some of the testimony Samsung has presented over the past few days. Samsung took the offense after Apple rested its case.
Earlier this week she told both companies that she didn't trust any information that came from each side's lawyers, asking instead to see papers. Yesterday she followed that up by saying that the two companies were filing too much, and that she and her staff were completely overwhelmed with the piles of paperwork from Apple and Samsung's "legion of lawyers."
If it turns out I went through 75 pages for people who are not going to be called, I am going to think of a proper tax for that," Koh warned.

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