Apple, Samsung fight over contact with jury after patent infringement verdict

“Apple Inc., which is trying to stop Samsung Electronics Co. from claiming that a $1 billion trial verdict was tainted by jury misconduct, asked a judge to deny Samsung’s request that she bar communications with jurors,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.

“Samsung asked U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, on Sept. 21 to prohibit the companies from ‘any further communication with jurors who served during the trial’ until its arguments for seeking a new trial are fully resolved,” Rosenblatt reports. “Apple filed documents supporting its opposition to that request today, after complaining to the judge two days ago that Samsung hasn’t revealed whether it has already contacted jurors.”

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1 Comment

  1. I like the Foreman but knew there would likely be repercussions resulting from his openness to talk. Too bad. I don’t like to see a chilling effect on juries so that they don’t talk about their decisions after the fact. I think jury thinking is interesting and instructive.

    Juries are the last line of defense for injustice in criminal cases. They sometimes don’t take that as seriously as they should. And the system too often withholds information unnecessarily that juries need for a truly informed decision.

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