Apple rebuts juror misconduct claims, says Samsung dropped the ball

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Earlier this month Samsung accused the jury foreman in the Apple v. Samsung trial of misconduct, arguing that Apple’s $ 1.049 billion win should be thrown out in favor of a new trial. Now Apple has filed its response with the court, saying that Samsung had its shot to investigate foreman Velvin Hogan during jury selection — and that it’s too late to complain now.

One of the main issues is that during jury selection Hogan was asked if he’d been involved in any lawsuits. He did mention one, but failed to disclose a breach of contract case from 1993 between him and his former employer, Seagate. Last year, Samsung became the single largest direct shareholder of Seagate. According to Samsung’s legal team, that fact — along with the strong…

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