Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 13:47 UTC
Legal "Samsung has now filed an unredacted version of its motion for judgment as a matter of law, a new trial, and/or remittitur. That's the one that was originally filed with a redacted section we figured out was about the foreman, Velvin Hogan. The judge ordered it filed unsealed, and so now we get to read all about it. It's pretty shocking to see the full story. I understand now why Samsung tried to seal it. They call Mr. Hogan untruthful in voir dire (and I gather in media interviews too), accuse him of 'implied bias' and of tainting the process by introducing extraneous 'evidence' of his own during jury deliberations, all of which calls, Samsung writes, for an evidentiary hearing and a new trial with an unbiased jury as the cure." It's a treasure trove of courtroom drama, this. Like this one: Hogan got sued by his former employer Seagate in 1993, causing him to go bankrupt. The lawyer in said case is now married to one of the partners of the law firm representing Samsung in this case. Samsung seems to implicitly - and sometimes explicitly - argue that Hogan had a score to settle in this case, because - get this - Samsung has been Seagate's largest shareholder since last year. Hogan failed to disclose the Seagate lawsuit during voire dire, which is a pretty serious matter. No matter whose side you're on, this is John Grisham-worthy.
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RE[7]: Clutching at straws
by Hiev on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 20:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Clutching at straws"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Let's start with this one:

http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Jul-31.html

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RE[8]: Clutching at straws
by TechGeek on Thu 4th Oct 2012 03:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Clutching at straws"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

I'm sorry, but you point out bias in a groklaw article by using an article from de Icaza who has a personal beef with the site? The article you point to is also an editorial, and as such contains the authors opinion. You seem to think that opinions and bias are the same thing. They're not. Editorials are opinion pieces. Like the opinion or not. Bias occurs when facts are distorted or left out to reflect the interests of the author. While PJ is certainly opinionated, she does a fairly good job of separating fact from her opinions on the case.

In fact, if you read the site regularly, you would see she often makes positive statements about the law team from the "other side" of the case. She also is usually very honest about the judges as well, pointing out the good and bad no matter which way they rule.

So while all authors have some bias, I don't understand the disdain for the site that exists. At the very least, the site provides unedited and search-able copies of most of the court documents.

Edited 2012-10-04 03:48 UTC

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RE[9]: Clutching at straws
by Hiev on Thu 4th Oct 2012 04:37 in reply to "RE[8]: Clutching at straws"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Sorry, but I don't buy it, there is a lot more.

I don't trust those information manipulators.

While PJ is certainly opinionated

She goes beyond being opinionated, when the OOXML was in discution she was the one spreading more fud, and time proved her wrong.

Grocklaw's fans are mostly radicals who want to hear all the paranoic and twistted version of the story.

You do believe her? more power to you, I don't.

And here is another case of Groklaw's misinformation:

http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Oct-05-2.html

Edited 2012-10-04 04:54 UTC

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RE[9]: Clutching at straws
by Hiev on Thu 4th Oct 2012 05:02 in reply to "RE[8]: Clutching at straws"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

So while all authors have some bias, I don't understand the disdain for the site that exists. At the very least, the site provides unedited and search-able copies of most of the court documents.

The unedited documents presented always come with speculations comments from Groklaw's, since you have admitted that the authors have some bias, I don't see what are you trying to prove.

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