Well, that escalated quickly (catch the reference?). Stories from the Apple -v- Samsung court case keep coming in, and this one is quite entertaining. Apparently, Judge Koh thinks that Apple’s attorneys may just be “smoking crack” because of a document they submitted. Here’s the quote:
“…when unless you’re smoking crack you know these witnesses aren’t going to be called!”
The document was a 75 page briefing on 22 rebuttal witnesses that they had in case they needed to counter Samsung presented. Well, with this insane statement by the Judge, the first response from Apple attorney William Lee was “First, your honor, I’m not smoking crack. I can promise you that.” Then agreed that Apple would shorten it, believing they would indeed have time to call all the witnesses, stating that some were Samsung’s own.
I think our friends over at DroidDog said it best: “Even if that document was a waste of the courts time, that reaction was still completely unwarranted and unprofessional.” This case is insane enough, now it’s just even more so.
What do you think? Was this called for? Unprofessional? Or just plain funny? Let us know in the comments.