said by jseymour:
If true: He's in deep kimchi. Courts look very unfavourably on perjury.
In this case I doubt the courts do anything to him but sigh at the situation. A real example of perjury
I think has much more deliberate component to lying then not mentioning a nearly 20 year old lawsuit.
The marital relationship between the two lawyers of the two cases I think is purely coincidental. They don't share the same last name and unless one of the spouses attended the other's case, I doubt Hagan would ever have reason to draw a connection. Plus it was nearly 20 years ago. I have trouble remembering who my teachers were 20 years ago and I'll guarantee I spent more time with them then a lawyer does with their client for a case.
I also think the Samsung-Seagate connection is stretching things. Weren't they competitors back in 1993? I guess maybe he could want to stick it to Samsung for having a partnership with a previous adversary...but I think that's just fishing for anything.
I wonder if he might find himself civilly liable, as well, for damaging Samsung?
No. Perjury is a criminal offense, not civil. Dating back to English common law lying under oath that there is no civil penalty. The courts have said that having witnesses come forward can be hard enough without the witness being under the potential threat of civil liability, regardless if they are telling the truth or not.
For instance, who would want to be on a jury in this case where either side has the potential to lose billions and both sides will dig through all jurors previous lives to find anything that they committed perjury about.