"It doesn't mean I haven't committed inconsequential errors along the way," attorney Steven Donziger said on the stand in Chevron's fraud and racketeering case alleging a multibillion-dollar Amazon shakedown.
Squeezing in their last jabs, lawyers for Apple alleged that Samsung executives never appeared in court because they did not dare reveal their real aim for the companies' retrial: a verdict that split the difference.
Yet another defendant has won a patent case in the supposedly plaintiffs-friendly Eastern District of Texas. This time around, the online gaming company Zynga Inc. and its lawyers at Akin Gump prevailed over a nonpracticing entity called Personalized Media Communications.
John Keker of Keker & Van Nest once predicted that Steven Donziger would be "tethered to a stick like a goat" when he finally took the stand to face claims that he orchestrated a multibillion-dollar fraud against Chevron Corporation in Ecuador. On Monday, Chevron began its grilling.
Under questioning from MoFo's Rachel Krevans, a Chicago accountant set Samsung's bill at $380 million.
As they began making their cases to jurors in a closely watched rematch on damages, lawyers for Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are $328 million apart on the question of how much the Korean smartphone maker must pay for patent infringement.
As their second showdown before a jury nears, Apple appears poised to win sanctions against Samsung for leaking its secrets.
Chevron's lawyers at Gibson Dunn kept attacking the integrity of former Ecuadorian judge Nicolas Zambrano, while the oil company's opponents tried to rehabilitate their star witness.
The parties are reuniting in a San Jose courtroom to make their cases to a jury once more, this time dueling over how much Samsung should have to pay Apple for copying several of its patented features.