The stories about Judge Lucy Koh continue. Once again, she has done something ridiculous, though this time it won’t affect the actual case. Usually, she makes decisions that badly affect the case for both sides, so it’s good to see her acting unprofessional WITHOUT hurting the case.
Apple submitted a 75 page briefing on 22 rebuttal witnesses that they could call out if necessary after Samsung’s presentation. Apparently, Judge Koh didn’t like that. It’s understandable that she’s upset because that massive document is a waste of court time. However, you judge your reaction for yourself.
Judge Koh asks why Apple would present such a long document “when unless you’re smoking crack you know these witnesses aren’t going to be called!” Woah woah woah, Koh. That’s mighty unprofessional of you! Apple attorney William Lee responded “First, your honor, I’m not smoking crack. I can promise you that.” Good to know. Then Apple agreed to shorten the document while stating that they did believe they would have the time to call every single witness, and that some of them were Samsung’s witnesses, not their own.
Let’s be honest: even if that document was a waste of the courts time, that reaction was still completely unwarranted and unprofessional. They really need to switch out the judge for one that’ll be fair and reasonable to both sides.