Australian Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban ‘not terribly fair’ to Samsung, appeals judge says

An appeals judge in Australia recently said that a ruling which banned Samsung’s local subsidiaries from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was unfair to Samsung. “The result looks terribly fair to Apple and not terribly fair to Samsung,” federal court justice Lindsay Foster said on Friday. Samsung’s lawyer Neil Young said the lawyer in the original case, federal court justice Annabelle Bennett, failed to take into consideration the “dire consequences” that the ban would have on Samsung during the holiday shopping season. “We contend that the primary judge made a series of fundamental errors in her disposition of the interlocutory application,” a Samsung attorney said. “They were all errors of principle.” Samsung hopes to hear whether or not the injunction will be lifted early next week. Samsung’s Australian counter suit against Apple, in which Samsung is seeking a ban on Apple’s iPhone and iPad products, will be held in March. The two companies have legal battles ongoing around the world, including in Germany, The Netherlands, France, Japan and the United States.

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