Judge Koh to Apple lawyers: Are you smoking crack?

Judge Koh to Apple lawyers: Are you smoking crack?
As court began today Judge Lucy Koh was again exhorting the two sides to find a way to make peace with one another, and her patience with both sides is clearly wearing thin. As Samsung winds down its case today, Apple was getting ready to launch its rebuttal witnesses. Despite having a couple short hours left in its allotted time, Apple presented Koh with a 75 page briefing covering more than 20 potential rebuttal witnesses.

Judge Koh was not amused. She responded in total shock that Apple would even pretend that such a large witness list could be called in their remaining time:

"I mean come on. 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages” Koh said, “Unless you're smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren't going to be called when you have less than four hours!”

While Apple’s lawyer dead-panned "You're honor, I can assure you, I'm not smoking crack,” they may want to reconsider their strategy. Koh has already warned both sides that they are filing too much paperwork, indicating that she and her staff simply can not keep up with the reams of paper filed by both sides’ giant legal teams.

Koh explicitly warned Apple’s lawyers that there may be consequences for this course of action, indicating that "If it turns out I went through 75 pages for people who are not going to be called, I am going to think of a proper tax for that." Regardless of what Apple’s lawyers are or are not smoking, they may want to rethink their filing if they don’t want to end up losing time, possibly from their closing statements.

source: Cnet

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97 Comments

89. SamsungThief

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

This selfish and inconsiderate woman Koh is a criminal who is breaking the moral rules of corporate conduct by defending Samsung who clearly stole from Apple. Samsung even steals Apple's actors and actresses in Apple's iphone commercials. Koh’s attempts to defend Samsung even amidst such daunting evidence can be categorized as malicious intent to defraud public opinion for financial gain and self-preservation. Those who believe Google Android products are cheap knockoffs of Apple's iPhone and iPad were given more ammo this week when it emerged that Samsung hired the same exact child actress as Apple to star in the ads for its new tablet. Samsung Hires Exact actress as Apple did to Star In Their Ad for the Same Product Samsung Displays Intent to Imitate and Copy Every Aspect of Applehttp://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/who-is-little-miss-tablet-samsung-accused-of-acting-up-in-battle-with-apple-20120103-1piwy.html Samsung Accused of Stealing Apple Acting Talent, Samsung Then Quickly Pulls Adhttp://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/samsung_accused_of_stealing_apple_acting_talent_pulls_ad/ Samsung steals iPhone ad actress for Galaxy Tab commercialhttp://9to5mac.com/2012/01/02/samsung-steals-iphone-ad-actress-for-galaxy-tab-commercial/ When Samsung was discovered and caught stealing the same exact actors for their commercials like a bent-over thief, Samsung started quickly erasing all the videos off of Youtube in an attempt to suppress evidence. Apple is simply fed up with Samsung and Koh's tactics of manipulation, Koh and Samsung refuse to play by the rules set forth in agreement by every businessman/woman. Please note that not all Asians are as bad as the Koreans, the Chinese and Japanese are kind and normal people, and accordingly all of Asia are independent minded thoughtful people, and are your allies. They won’t act like Koreans and copy every single aspect of Apple the same exact actors. They won’t lie like the Koreans after they are discovered stealing. Koh is smoking crack.

88. x4nder

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

a bit of the topic but... seriously... "You're honor" ? People needs to learn the difference between you're and your before they start writing articles

98. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

"People needs" or people need You need to learn a few things as well.

83. kingstandup

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Way to go judge! lol

79. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

Regardless of what side you are on but isn't the Judge's job to review the paperwork? I know that is alot of paperwork but when you are considering a case this big, its very important you get every information. This case can have an major effect on the economy of Korea and America. Samsung is the biggest company in Korea, if they lose this case the country's economy will suffer. Apple is one of the few american company that is making money in this economy, if they lose the recession is going to hit harder. The stock market will crash, as apple stocks are always guarantee success. Just my view of this case so far.

75. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Hey just a random thought here but uhm...wouldn't an Asian judge...support...Samsung...maybe?

84. tchad78

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

I suppose that might make sense in a racist kinda way.

73. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

The judge we all thought was kissing Apple's iAss just came out against Apple and their sensless, moronic approach to a rebuttal? WHAT A TWIST! We all just got M. Night Shayamalan'd! Perhaps now things will really get tough for Apple and their defense. It could still go either way, though; you never know.

71. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

yes...

66. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Oh judge Kho, Careful what you say. The Illuminati is watching and they are all addicted to apple.

85. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Never thought I would see illuminati brought up as a comment or at least for another conspiracy theory nice one.

56. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This woman is amazing! Apple smoking crack lmao. I hope she throws this case out

63. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me laughing to, she's funny. Let's hope so.

49. jimjam unregistered

Does this judge just want to make the headlines? Hardly a professional comment.

33. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Do either of these companies really want to win this? It's like both are trying to push to a mis-trial or at least guarantee they can drag this on for another couple years in appeal, and I love me some Samsung, but sweet mother these lawyers are drugged up. Go get them, Judge....

35. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

It's all about the billable hours....

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you know.. thats a decent point. I kinda figured the way it was going early on that Samsung would push for a mistrial because it was pretty one sided. Maybe Apple isnt feeling so confident in their "evidence" now and is trying to push Koh to the limit to make it seem like it was less one sided so an appeal gets approved if/when they loose.

31. structureman116

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 14, 2010

The only thing that could have been funnier than “Unless you're smoking crack..." is if she order Apples lawyers to take a piss test. My spirit is renewed now that it appears she is taking a less biased approach, although her rulings earlier on regarding Samsung witnesses and prior designs may have already done their damage to the case. At any rate, go Samsung...booo rotten Apple!

26. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This case makes NO sense. is this what my tax dollars are paying for........lawyers being told that they're smoking crack by a federal judge??? I hope Apple is learning how to be an ASS because they sure are teaching us how to be on a national scale lol I can see a mistrial happening because theres too much paperwork and run-around for her to stayed focused on a ruling. Id say, call a mistrial, never bring this matter up again, and focus on the REAL task at hand and thats making money from mobile phone and other products

25. gallitolimitededition

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I like this judge... and no I am not smoking crack I just look this way..lol

24. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

This judge is crazy! She deserves her own show!!

68. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

A judge beat her to it her name is Judy.. and i am sure ahe said that many times before with other litigants.

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

"You're honor, I can assure you, I'm not smoking crack,” i would've loved to have seen that back and forth. xD

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That must've been priceless. Looks like Koh is getting tired of Apple's BS. Bring down the hammer. Or... Gavel. Yeah, that one.

17. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Woww!!! If thats not a wake up call for Apple then idk what is. She basically told Apple to shut up and quit their bull****.

16. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

They need to make a comedy skit out of this case with Bobby Lee starring as Judge Lucy Koh. I can visualize him delivering that line. HAHAHAHA

18. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I would have given you two thumbs up for that comment but it wouldn't let me. Hilarious!

38. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

LMFAO!!! I just had a flashback to "My Cousin Vinny". lol

41. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Two what?.......What you honor?........ Did you just say "two utes"?

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Sounds like Judge Koh's having a change of heart. Well its about time!

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