Samsung Claims Apple Verdict 'Tainted' by Jury Foreman

Samsung wants the US$1 billion jury verdict in a patent suit at a U.S. court against Apple thrown out, claiming it was tainted by the jury foreman's failure to disclose he was once sued by a company in which Samsung is a major investor.

Samsung said jury foreman Velvin Hogan was sued by former employer Seagate Technology, which eventually led him to file for bankruptcy in 1993. But he did not tell the judge about the lawsuit during jury selection.

Samsung is Seagate's largest shareholder.

In August, the jury at the Northern District Court of California found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple patents and ordered it pay damages of $1.05 million.

Arirang News / Oct. 04, 2012 13:28 KST