01 8 / 2012
“In 36 years, I’ve never begged the court. I’m begging the court now,” said John Quinn of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, an LA law firm. “What’s the point in having a trial?”
Judge Koh denied the plea, saying that Samsung had had several opportunities to submit the evidence before the jury trial began. “We need to move forward… Mr Quinn, don’t make me sanction you.”
During proceedings, Judge Koh again rebuked Samsung for the distracting comings and goings of its legal team during Apple’s opening remarks.
But the real fireworks were saved for the very end of the day, when Apple counsel Harold McElhinny told the judge that Samsung had issued a press release in which it published arguments that she had excluded from the case.
“This is an intentional attempt to pollute this jury,” he said. “I have just never seen anything like this.”"