Apple's 'Racist' Closings Warrant Mistrial, Samsung Says

Law360, San Francisco (November 19, 2013, 6:39 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to declare a mistrial in Apple Inc.'s $380 million smartphone patent infringement damages retrial, saying Apple's closing arguments were “racist,” were prejudiced against non-American companies and would unlawfully bias the jurors as they launched deliberations. 

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh quickly knocked down Samsung's motion, but the company's legal team promised to revive it in post-trial filings. Samsung attorney William Price of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP argued that Apple's closing arguments, which were made by Harold McElhinny of Morrison & Foerster LLP and described how television manufacturing...

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