This is a blow to Samsung for sure. A federal judge has denied Samsung`s request for a dismissal based on the conduct of some jurors. Reasoning being Samsung should have done their homework.
"In seeking to have Apple's $1 billion verdict arising from software patents on mobile devices overturned, the South Korean electronics giant argued it was tainted by the jury foreman's failure to disclose previous litigation with Seagate Technology, a company in which Samsung is a major investor, as well as an alleged bias made evident by statements made to the media after the verdict. Samsung said Hogan should have revealed to the judge during jury selection that he had been sued by Seagate -- his former employer -- which led to his filing for personal bankruptcy in 1993.
"Samsung has a substantial strategic relationship with Seagate, which culminated last year in the publicized sale of a division to Seagate in a deal worth $1.375 billion, making Samsung the single largest direct shareholder of Seagate," the company said in its October motion. "Mr. Hogan's failure to disclose the Seagate suit raises issues of bias that Samsung should have been allowed to explore in questioning."
trend to agree. these lawyers are paid the really big bucks to prepare and go over trial details with a fine toothed comb, they had ample opportunity to do this nothing but sour grapes here, should have bought a better legal team Samsung.