“A federal judge today denied Samsung’s request for a new trial against [Apple Inc.] based on allegations of jury misconduct,” Steven Musil reports for CNET.

“The South Korean electronics giant had asked that Apple’s billion-dollar verdict be thrown out, arguing it was tainted by the jury foreman’s failure to disclose previous litigation with Seagate Technology, a company in which Samsung is a major investor, as well as an alleged bias made evident by statements made to the media after the verdict,” Musil reports. “Samsung argued that jury foreman Velvin Hogan should have revealed to the judge during jury selection that he had been sued by Seagate — his former employer — which led to his filing for personal bankruptcy in 1993.”

Musil reports, “However, Lucy Koh, the U.S. District Court judge presiding over the patent case, noted that the statements he made regarding legal standards used during deliberations or the jurors’ mental process were barred by federal evidence rules… She also blamed Samsung for not asking Hogan the proper questions to reveal any alleged bias against Seagate.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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