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Judge Koh not happy with Apple, asks lawyers if they're 'smoking crack'

Judge Lacy Koh asks Apple if they are smoking crack after receiving a 75-page brief

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 16, 2012 7:33 pm

It's seems as though Judge Lacy Koh is getting more and more frustrated with the Apple v Samsung patent battle every day and most of that frustration appears to be towards Apple. Today, Apple turned in a 75-page brief detailing 22 potential witnesses they might call after Samsung finishes and it pushed Judge Koh over the edge and she let Apple have it.


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After the jury left the courtroom, Judge Koh turned to Apple and asked why they would submit such a lengthy document "when, unless you're smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren't going to be called!" William Lee, a lawyer for Apple, stepped forward and said "First, your honor, I'm not smoking crack. I can promise you that."


They then agreed to shorten the document as another of Apple's lawyers claimed they didn't mean to burden the court. As the discourse went on, Koh became even more frustrated with the parties and started charging them time. "I'm billing time because you all are being unreasonable," she said. She wants this trial done on schedule and doesn't want to put up with any more lawyer tactics.


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