Saturday, June 02, 2012

Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, judge says | Apple - CNET News

Litigate different
"Apple last month filed a request to keep this quote, and other details from Isaacson's book, out of court in its current litigation with Motorola Mobility "to avoid any potential prejudice to Apple." Chicago federal judge Richard Posner wouldn't have any of that, Reuters reports. Yesterday Posner denied that request.
This is not the only time details from Isaacson's biography have been brought up as evidence in a legal complaint. In its lawsuit against Apple and e-book publishers earlier this year, the Department of Justice cited a section of the book where Jobs is discussing Apple's entry into the e-books market, comparing it to an "akido move" in the hopes of taking out rival Amazon. In a rebuttal earlier this month, Apple called the quote "hearsay" and "irrelevant.""
Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, judge says | Apple - CNET News
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