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[3]: Hmm...
by leech on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 21:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm..."
leech
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2006-01-10

"Does it really matter from what country a company is?

When you're dealing with typical US citizens, it sure does. Most people here have a tendency to see anything and everything "American" as superior and/or in the right as opposed to anything foreign. It's a misplaced national pride since, to be quite honest, we really don't do much when compared to other regions of the world. Most citizens here have been brainwashed into thinking we do everything and the rest of the world is just our playground, both by the media and the flag-wavers.

Especially when that company is publicly traded and outsources manufacturing?

Irrelevant to your average joe here unless, of course, they lost their job because of outsourcing. They don't care: If the company is headquartered here and they get the product first, where it's been made and by whom doesn't even enter into their mind. It also doesn't help that those who try to raise awareness of these problems have a way of going overboard in their antics, which only increases the one-sided worldview.
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If that were 100% true, then the Atari Jaguar that was / is the only video game system from the 16-bit era and later that was manufactured in the USA. But we know how that went... Americans sadly have accepted that everything is made overseas, even if the main company is here. The only reason Apple survives and succeeds is because of the 'ooh, it's shiny' people (i.e. women and Metrosexuals.)

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