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Apple Gets Pissy over Samsung Document Dump to Media

Documents not allowed as evidence given to reporters. Apple wants sanctions.

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Apple will ask a federal court to sanction Samsung Electronics for releasing documents that were not allowed as evidence in the companies' dueling patent-infringement suits.

In a letter to Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Apple said it would file an emergency motion on Wednesday seeking "sanctions and other relief that may be appropriate" after Samsung's legal team gave some reporters exhibits that had been excluded from the trial. A Samsung statement that was sent with those exhibits shows that the South Korean manufacturer wanted to use the documents to influence jurors, Apple wrote.