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  • Lawyer Represents Samsung Without Proper License to Practice in Area


    It was recently discovered that Samsung lawyer Susan Estrich, who represented the company in Apple vs. Samsung, did not have proper licensing to practice law in the suit’s jurisdiction of the Northern District of California. The whole ordeal adds up to be another mistake in the South Korean company’s case management. According to the case’s official minutes, Estrich, a law professor at the University of Southern California and Fox News commentator, was part of Tuesday’s hearing regarding evidence spoliation despite lacking a notice of appearance and more importantly not being admitted to the Northern District of California bar.

    The whole issue presiding Judge Lucy Koh’s previous order, in which she said “All trial lawyers must make appearances in this case and must be admitted in this District.” While Estrich said she presented the so called “me too” motion in good faith, the Court may still decide to sanction Samsung for the oversight. It was Judge Paul Grewal who first questioned the attorney on the matter, as Estrich confessed that the court records were correct and took full blame, stating that she thought she had already been admitted to the district since 1986. In reality, Estrich is only licensed to practice in the Central District of California according to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents. To help fix the situation, the attorney “immediately applied for and [has] been admitted to practice before the District Court of the Northern District of California.”

    Estrich released a statement in which she wants “the Court not [to] hold these inadvertent omissions on [her] part against the merits of [her] client’s case.” When it comes to her appearance on Tuesday, Estrich said her current law firm, Quinn Emanuel, asked her to argue the evidence spoliation claims on Saturday due to increased pressure on the team’s other members. The adverse inference jury instruction claims Samsung is being held to evidence spoliation standards over the company’s automatic email deletion protocols, a system that it argues is similar to email deletion steps taken by the Cupertino California company.

    This step along with the fact that the company recently leaked excluded trial documents to the press certainly isn’t a good thing for Samsung. We’ll have to see how things turn out as the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues.

    Source: FOSS Patents via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Lawyer Represents Samsung Without Proper License to Practice in Area started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Tony1979's Avatar
      Tony1979 -
      Christ! That's the scariest face I'll see all day and I work in emergency medicine.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      It seems that the zombie invasion has already begun.
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      mike Ross??
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tony1979 View Post
      Christ! That's the scariest face I'll see all day and I work in emergency medicine.
      IMAGINE ...if SHE had been Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm St!!! (Frederika Kruger!) UGH!
    1. Jarolin Vargas's Avatar
      Jarolin Vargas -
      Theres no way samsung is getting out of this one.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Another fail by Samsuck.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Let's all sign up for her class at USC!!! I hope it's an early morning class, I wouldn't need coffee to wake up when facing that.

      Regardless of her politics, her legal awareness seems to be somewhat of a question. I'm licensed to teach, and I know where and what (and my pay is a LOT less than is hers). To "assume" you are licensed is to, well, make an aXX of you and me.

      As for Samsung, it shows them to be less than on top of things to hire a lawyer who is not licensed to practice in the area of the trial. Usually, due diligence is a mainstay for any corporation. Big oops on their part.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Another fail by Samsuck.
      That one guy is so right about you...
    1. jonkjon's Avatar
      jonkjon -
      She sounds even worse than she looks!
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tony1979 View Post
      Christ! That's the scariest face I'll see all day and I work in emergency medicine.
      Lol
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      That one guy is so right about you...
      I don't understand, last time I check this was an Apple forum.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      I don't understand, last time I check this was an Apple forum.
      He's right about how immature and unoriginal you are.
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Silly America and their petty rules... *whaa* don't copy my hard work... *whaa* have a licensed lawyer. What's next... *sigh*

    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      I don't understand, last time I check this was an Apple forum.
      The people that are whining about your comment are wrong. You are right. This is an apple related forum, and they should go to a google/android forum, since they clearly prefer them over apple.
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      Silly America and their petty rules... *whaa* don't copy my hard work... *whaa* have a licensed lawyer. What's next... *sigh*

      Where do you come from originally?
      Where ever that is if someone stole your work and claimed it as your own you wouldn't be upset?
      I'm guessing if you went to court you would represent yourself and the old court adage "A man who represents himself has a fool for a client."
    1. pakitos's Avatar
      pakitos -
      I have lost my sleep for a month...
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      Where do you come from originally?
      Where ever that is if someone stole your work and claimed it as your own you wouldn't be upset?
      I'm guessing if you went to court you would represent yourself and the old court adage "A man who represents himself has a fool for a client."
      I was joking... and I'm from Cali. I'm honestly really hoping Apple wins this. What Samsung did was pretty [...].
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      I was joking... and I'm from Cali. I'm honestly really hoping Apple wins this. What Samsung did was pretty [...].
      Confusing!
      Ladies and gentlemen of the jury I retract my statement for this upstanding citizen.
      I'll agree with you what they did was pretty stool like.
    1. King Dubbz's Avatar
      King Dubbz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tony1979 View Post
      Christ! That's the scariest face I'll see all day and I work in emergency medicine.
      You aren't lying!
    1. korbyn8495's Avatar
      korbyn8495 -
      You guys had to pick the mugshotiest picture you could find, huh?