A new Network World report has revealed that Apple has, in an earlier-this-month accusation, alleged that its rival Samsung has destroyed evidence which could have been important to the companies' ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit.
The report - supposedly based on the information obtained from a "heavily redacted" motion which Apple filed with Northern District Court of California on May 1 - claimed that Apple is charging Samsung with the "spoilation of evidence."
Stating that the latest motion filed by Apple chiefly links to deposed witnesses, the Network World report said that Apple is apparently of the opinion that the number of documents which the Samsung witnesses provided was actually much less than what they were expected to deliver.
According to the report, Apple has asserted that Samsung had destroyed "vast quantities of relevant evidence"; and has specifically described Samsung's actions as a "blatant disregard of its duty to preserve all such evidence."
Apple further elaborated in its lately-filed motion that the "ad hoc, unmonitored email 'preservation' methods" followed by Samsung had led to the "irretrievable loss" of indefinite volumes of some extremely pertinent emails. Apple claims that had the mails not been deleted by Samsung, they would quite certainly have supported Apple's claims that Samsung had copied Apple devices.
Meanwhile, in its reaction to Apple's accusations, Samsung has urged the court to ban "Apple-related blogs and articles by non-expert newspaper reporters, regarding any assessment of Apple and Samsung and/or their products."