Apple's Non-Apology Annoys Judge
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User Rank: Apprentice
11/6/2012 | 5:55:04 AM
re: Apple's Non-Apology Annoys Judge
This article made me laugh several time throughout, I do think the judge is pushing the limits of the law by reordering a new one be written. Apple's apology was voided by the last paragraph, The judge asked for an apology not a history on what the rest of the legal world decided by referencing earlier decisions. That was a slap in the face to the judge and he caught it and no judge like being told that their decision is wrong regardless of the basis. I don't understand hey Apple needed 14 days to rewrite it other than to let that apology linger in the world for a bit before changing it.

Paul Sprague
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User Rank: Ninja
11/5/2012 | 3:33:22 PM
re: Apple's Non-Apology Annoys Judge
Sure they have every right to tell their users etc. that other courts have found differently, they just should not have done it in the apology document.

I do think the idea that the judge ruled Apple had to apologize was ridiculous. As has been stated in other articles I have read it is like when your mother made you apologize for hitting your sister everyone knows the apology is not sincere so it is a wasted effort.

If the judge really wanted to do something he would have made Apple pay some or all of Samsung's legal costs.
User Rank: Apprentice
11/2/2012 | 2:11:58 AM
re: Apple's Non-Apology Annoys Judge
As a retired attorney, I laugh at this as totally asinine, arrogant behavior on the part of this Judge. Apple complied word-for-word with his order as to what was to be published. Then freedom of speech applies. The Judge has NO business prohibiting Apple from directly quoting from the Judge's comments in explaining his decision! Nor has he authority to prohibit Apple from telling its customers and shareholders what other courts in other countries have ruled. Another Little Lord Fauntleroy in the court system!
User Rank: Apprentice
11/1/2012 | 7:47:05 PM
re: Apple's Non-Apology Annoys Judge
All that is so stupid and we the consumers have to pay for it. Apple has great products but what they are doing is too much and I would love to boycott them but I can't.


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