Once again, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has lost her patience with the lawyers at the Apple vs. Samsung trial. As noted in our ongoing Apple vs. Samsung liveblog, a frustrated Judge Koh asked Apple’s attorneys if they were “smoking crack” after trying to book too many few witnesses for their last few hours of making their case.
At issue appeared to be the amount of paperwork Apple and Samsung have been filing with Koh’s office, which has apparently completely overwhelmed her staff.
In the latest altercation, Apple has tried to bring in over twenty new witnesses to testify against Samsung in their last four hours to make their case.
“I am not going to be running around trying to get 75 pages of briefings for people who are not going to be testifying,” U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said to Apple’s lawyer Bill Lee. “Come on. 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.”
Apple’s lawyers dryly denied smoking crack, and insisted that they were serious about the additional witnesses, but Koh still was not amused.
“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 warned.