By Stephen Schenck | August 20, 2012 4:24 PM
The legal battle between Samsung and Apple is starting to wrap-up (at least this time around), and assuming nothing comes of last-minute settlement talks, the case will soon be going off to the jury. It’s been tricky to get a read on the proceedings as of late, since both Samsung and Apple have had moments where they seemed to be likely to prevail, with the balance shifting back and forth. The latest news seems to be a win for Samsung, with news that it won’t be singled-out in front of the jury for not properly maintaining records.
Basically, Samsung should have been saving emails to be entered in to evidence earlier than it actually started doing so, and according to a prior judge’s ruling, the jury would be told this fact, potentially making Samsung appear guilty of having something to hide.
Now Samsung’s managed to convince the current judge that if it should have been saving those old emails, Apple should have been doing the same. Since Apple didn’t, the jury’s now going to get the same speech about both Samsung and Apple’s failures. Two wrongs may not make a right, but they’ll hopefully let both companies start off on the same footing in the eyes of the jury.