“It would seem that the missing iPhone prototype wasn’t ‘priceless,’ after all,” Paul McNamara reports for Network World. “Apple has apparently reached an out-of-court settlement to keep a San Francisco man [Sergio Calderon] from suing the company over what his attorney — and virtually everyone else — called an ‘outrageous’ warrantless search of the man’s home, car and computer last summer by two Apple employees accompanied by four city police officers.”
“Here’s why I say ‘apparently reached,'” McNamara reports. “In early December, the man’s then-talkative attorney, David Monroe, told CNET that settlement negotiations “have ended and we’re moving forward” with a lawsuit that would be filed within a few weeks. Monroe was not shy about explaining his client’s case to the press. Having heard nothing more in the subsequent four months, I called Monroe yesterday and asked if he could update me on the status of that lawsuit. ‘I have no comment about that,’ he replied.”
After two more “no comments,” “I was about to try a fourth round but by then we were both chuckling over the futility of the exercise.,” McNamara reports. “So you tell me: Does this sound like an attorney whose client has accepted a settlement that carries the common stipulation that neither he nor his lawyer will blab about it? …More than 24 hours later and no reply from Apple, not even a no comment.”
Much more in the full article here.
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