Judge: Apple's lawyer is "smoking crack" with new legal move

The Samsung-Apple trial is getting close to the finish line but it sounds like the presiding judge in the case wishes it was over right now. US District Judge Lucy Koh reportedly yelled at one of Apple's lawyers in the San Jose, California courtroom today due to a particular case of legal maneuvering.

News.com reports that Apple is trying to bring in as many witnesses as it can before its required 25 hours for its part of the case are up. Apple has just a few hours left and its legal team tried to present the judge with 75 pages of briefings for over 20 witnesses it wants to bring to court.

That move was the one that set Judge Koh off. She reportedly yelled at Apple attorney Bill Lee, saying, "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." Lee reportedly answered Koh back with, "Your honor, I can assure you, I'm not smoking crack."

So, that must have been fun for the jury to watch today. Hopefully, Koh won't "Hulk" out, and Lee won't try any more "smoking crack" legal moves, before closing arguments in the case are made sometime next week. Judge Koh has already strongly suggested that Apple and Samsung settle their differences before the jury renders their verdict.

Source: News.com

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Funny that this is even a story.

I love how so many know for sure who's right and who's wrong here, even though they have not been sequestered like the jury or heard all of the arguments as presented in court. And when the verdict comes, I'm sure it'll be more comments about payoffs and bias and yadda yadda yadda.

Let the justice system play out. It's all we've got ...

the judge is just clearly fed up with the whole mess.. and fair play to the guy.

throw it out, or better yet rule saying that they can't sue again (not sure how that would work) and leave them to squabble out of courts... it's just a big ****ing waste of everyone's time!

I always thought that lawyers were just alcoholics in order to cope with the fact that they continue to pass off lies as truth and take bribes to help criminals.

Is this some kind of joke, firstly that seems extremely unprofessional for her to say that as a judge, who should be well educated. Also its clear that this is a ploy by Apple and her to make it look like she is impartial, except for the fact that all of the decisions that matter always seem to be in Apples favour. If I was samsung I would pull out of the US, which only makes up 5% of the worlds population, and let the US fall behind like it did when it didnt have the Nokia influence. I still think its halarious that the US thought Blackberry pagers were awesome when the reat of us were already using Nokias with texting.

Iridium said,
Is this some kind of joke, firstly that seems extremely unprofessional for her to say that as a judge, who should be well educated. Also its clear that this is a ploy by Apple and her to make it look like she is impartial, except for the fact that all of the decisions that matter always seem to be in Apples favour. If I was samsung I would pull out of the US, which only makes up 5% of the worlds population, and let the US fall behind like it did when it didnt have the Nokia influence. I still think its halarious that the US thought Blackberry pagers were awesome when the reat of us were already using Nokias with texting.

even well educated people can have a sense of humour

A ploy by Apple? Oh god, you're really bringing up that rubbish I pulled out of my ass as a joke for what people like you would say? Samsung should pull out of the US?

A-Are you smoking crack?

So this case's outcome is decided by a jury of the people?
Hopefully there's someone in the jury who can educate the rest about how stupid Apple's claims are.
Apple does not in any way or form own the rights to use icons that represent a green phone, a speech bubble or a music CD.
Apple are just full of bull****!
The menu screens with icons are just a small version of the computer desktop found in all PC operating systems. It's a simplified version tailored for small device with a small touch screen. If they claim that Samsung copies the iPhone then they also have to claim that the other operating systems copy Mac OS.
The exterior design of iPhone is not unique in any way or form. The classical Cobra Phone has a unique design and was a out of this world when it surfaced. A small black piece of plastic with a glass screen is not unique. It's a mobile phone that removed the buttons and got a touch screen instead.

It is not that the judge is in Apple's pocket but Apple and Samsung are playing a love & hate game, or more a good cop, bad cop.

She's the most unprofessional judge I've ever seen. First the blatant Apple bias, now this infantile and stroppy behaviour.

Joshie said,
One thing's for sure, this judge will not be buying an[other?] iPhone or Android device any time soon.

Another future happy WP8 user!

Joshie said,
One thing's for sure, this judge will not be buying an[other?] iPhone or Android device any time soon.

I'm pretty sure she'll get that iPad that has been in the courtroom as a "souvenir". He he he he...

Roguefoxx said,
The judge is clearly in Apple's pocket.

Haha. I started laughing from the hilarious title, then I read the second reply of the first post, and then this. Clearly, made my day .

arstechnica.com said,
Apple lawyer Michael Jacobs also stepped forward, assuring her that they had done a time test, and could get through 20 witnesses today and tomorrow in its rebuttal case against Samsung. "We didn't mean to burden the court," he said.

"You filed 75 pages of objections!" said Koh. "What do you mean you didn't mean to burden the court?"

Koh promised Apple's lawyers that if they were overshooting the mark in their estimates, she would think of a penalty. "If it turns out I will have gone through 75 pages of objections for people who are not realistically expected to be called, then I'm going to think up a proper tax for that," she said.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...-lawyers-are-smoking-crack/

Ryoken said,
Where are all the comments about how the Judge is in Apple's pocket ?

This is all just an act!! She's just saying that to make it seem like she's not in Apple's back pocket!!! And urging them to settle before the verdict would only help Apple!!

/typical-neowinian-conspiracy-theorists

dead.cell said,

This is all just an act!! She's just saying that to make it seem like she's not in Apple's back pocket!!! And urging them to settle before the verdict would only help Apple!!

/typical-neowinian-conspiracy-theorists

Right on the bull's eye, courts nowadays is all acting, drama and no law!

Ryoken said,
Where are all the comments about how the Judge is in Apple's pocket ?

Ok here it goes:
"She's too lazy to read 75 pages of bull---- when she knows that's wasted time but would be obliged to so, if the Apple lawyers indeed aren't smoking crack that is."

Ryoken said,
Where are all the comments about how the Judge is in Apple's pocket ?

One verbal bitch slap throughout the entire trial towards Apple does not automatically let her off the hook for the countless absolutely retarded and outright obvious crap she's let Apple slide with. So, this changes nothing.

Ryoken said,
Where are all the comments about how the Judge is in Apple's pocket ?

I really love post like this....

Like I said in the other post, it was obvious beginning that the judge was biased. But even the most biased person has their breaking points and how much BS they will put up with. Glad to see the Judge finally seeing it.

Ryoken said,
Where are all the comments about how the Judge is in Apple's pocket ?

The judge was ****ed about an additional 75 pages and 20 witnesses she would have to sit through... in 4 hours. You must be 'smoking crack' if you can't tell the difference between displaying bias and being inconvenienced. Apple is lucky if the worst they do is inconvenience the court over having too many witnesses. Samsung is straight up struggling while Koh knocks down their defense.

JesseJ said,

The judge was ****ed about an additional 75 pages and 20 witnesses she would have to sit through... in 4 hours. You must be 'smoking crack' if you can't tell the difference between displaying bias and being inconvenienced. Apple is lucky if the worst they do is inconvenience the court over having too many witnesses. Samsung is straight up struggling while Koh knocks down their defense.

If their defense wasn't deemed appropriate, that's tough. She's already stated that they should settle their differences before the verdict. Not everything goes the way you plan in court.

So instead of bitching about bias, how about we just let them handle it and see where it goes? Instead of drawing conclusions that a judge really gives two craps about who's "better" as all the fanboys who get butt hurt by all this news do.

After all, there's only so many people that are actually rooting for mobile devices like they're football teams. It's all rather silly really.