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Default Oh Snap! Exasperated Judge Says Apple's 'Smoking Crack' with Long Witness List



U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh can hardly contain her frustration with Apple and Samsung over their court room shenanigans, first by snapping at the latter for leaking disallowed evidence to the public, and now to the former for submitting a long witness list. Koh suggested Apple's attorneys were "smoking crack" if they thought they could summon nearly two dozen rebuttal witnesses in the waning hours of litigation.

"I am not going to be running around trying to get 75 pages of briefings for people who are not going to be testifying," Koh told Apple's lawyer Bill Lee, according to CNet. "I mean come on, 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages? Unless you're smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren't going to be called when you have less than four hours."

Some on the outside looking in have accused Koh of favoring Apple at times, particularly when she didn't allow Samsung to present evidence that it felt was crucial to the case. But in recent days, Koh appears to have run out of patience with both companies. She was a bit terse when encouraging CEOs from opposing sides to try and work out a settlement agreement one final time, and the latest comment is a clear indication that she's had enough.

"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," Koh said.

Kind of gives new meaning to the term 'Apple tax,' no? Apple's attorney, meanwhile, ensured Koh that he's not smoking crack, though he might be playing with fire. The same is true for Samsung. According to All Things D, Koh threatened to shorten trial time if both sides keep inundating the court with paperwork.

"I'm billing time because you all are being unreasonable," Koh said.

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