Apple has responded to Samsung’s claims that jury foreman Vel Hogan was biased against the Korean company, saying that, basically, it’s much too late to complain now.
Following the monumental billion dollar verdict from August, Samsung did some digging on Hogan and found that he was involved in a lawsuit with Seagate (Samsung is a shareholder) back in 1993. However, Apple said that Hogan did tell the court he had been employed by Seagate, “and that if Samsung had truly been concerned about potential Seagate bias translating into Samsung bias, it could have inquired further then,” TheVerge wrote.
Additionally, Samsung admitted that Hogan claimed bankruptcy that was related to his Seagate trial, but didn’t follow up on it. The Galaxy S III-maker only did so once it lost the case, which has me wondering if Samsung’s lawyers were just being lazy? Did they really not put the two together?
Because Samsung didn’t pursue Hogan’s past during the trial, Apple claims Korean company “waived its right to object to these issues because it either already knew about them and kept quiet, or could have know about them — but didn’t pursue them back before the trial began,” TheVerge said.
With both Samsung and Apple going after each other’s necks, I’m starting to believe the legal fighting will never stop. Ever. I’d expect plenty more to come from this before the year is up, and well into 2013.