“Federal District Judge Lucy Koh will ‘consider the questions’ of whether the jury foreman in Apple v. Samsung “concealed information” during the jury selection process and whether there was any misconduct,” Greg Sandoval reports for CNET.
“Koh said she will look into the matter during a December 6 hearing,” Sandoval reports. “As part of her inquiry, Koh said she will require Apple to disclose what information the company’s lawyers knew about the jury foreman.”
Sandoval reports, “Samsung is trying to get the $1 billion patent judgment that a jury awarded Apple in August thrown out. Apple filed suit against Samsung last year claiming the South Korea-based company had ripped off some of the technology and designs that went into the iPad and iPhone… After the verdict, Samsung alleged that it didn’t receive a fair trial as a result of juror misconduct… Typically, it’s hard to overturn a jury decision for alleged misconduct, say legal experts. The reason for that is U.S. law doesn’t want lawyers trying to peek into the jury room.”
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