Judge Suggests Apple Is 'Smoking Crack' With Its Witness List In Samsung Dispute
from the benchslap dept
While Judge Lucy Koh has been so far favorable to Apple in the Samsung/Apple patent dispute, she clearly got fed up today when Apple tried to add a ton of witnesses at the last minute, telling the company’s lawyer that he was wasting the court’s time in no uncertain terms:
“I am not going to be running around trying to get 75 pages of briefing 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.
She went further too, warning of possible sanctions:
“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.
As with many of these big company vs. big company patent disputes, it seems that so much of the focus is just wearing each other down with paperwork. At least in this case, the judge isn’t going to allow it.