Apple may face sanctions over documents in privacy suit

“Apple Inc. may face court-ordered penalties over its information-sharing practices in a privacy lawsuit after the iPhone maker was previously scolded for ‘unacceptable’ conduct,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.

“U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, at a hearing yesterday in San Jose, California, invited plaintiffs’ lawyers in the case to pursue sanctions against Apple after saying that the company’s document production ‘has more than doubled since the court got involved’ in policing information-sharing obligations,” Rosenblatt reports. “Grewal yesterday questioned Apple about e-mails or documents from employees that the company turned up only after the court ordered a review of its document-production process.”

Rosenblatt reports, “Grewal told Apple lawyer Ashlie Beringer that it ‘doesn’t sound like you did a lick of work’ to double-check whether workers properly determined which documents shouldn’t be turned over.”

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  1. Amazing the difference in which the judicial works when Apple is the defendant, and not the plaintiff.

    Wouldn’t it have been nice if Apple vs Samsung judge were so critical of corporate thieves (aka Samsung).

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