Have you ever heard of a situation where a legal battle was won because of the interference of the gadget? Apple wouldn’t quiet know if this is a feather on their cap, or should they be a bit troubled by the reason of the outcome.
These were some proceedings where the Apple gizmo made its appearance and what an experience it had! It surely gave the law a new dimension, and lawmakers will probably have to add in a section so that these gizmo’s should be bought into any courtroom on the perception that everyone undergoes a fair trial. That’s a far thought though.
The lawyer was so miffed with his new Apple gadget, (the iPad) that he bought it along with him during trials. What the gadget frenzy lawyer did not anticipate was how the gadget would change the course of the trials.
If you’ve thought otherwise and already made up an image of the lawyer wasting away his time while the opposition took great pleasure in questioning key witnesses then you are wrong. If you had even thought that the lawyer was trying to get to the second level of a particular game, and just couldn’t get his attention off it even during trials then you’re wrong again!
What really happened was astounding, and is probably a pat-on-the-back for Apple, especially for inventing a gadget that helped Peter Summerill who is a partner at the Utah law firm of Hasenyager & Summerill to win the trial. This is not what any of us had anticipated, especially winning the trials with an iPad along to help him. It was not only a trial about the injury caused because of a dangerously designed cart path on the city golf course but it seemed like something between the Mac and the iPad.
And the outcome of the entire trial scenario was not to everyone’s expectation who would have thought that the Mac triumphed over at the trials. The trial itself was very interesting, and was made a stunner by what Summerill had to present.
Summerill writes a regular blog called MacLitigator and so he probably just knew everything about how to use the iPad. Interestingly his presentation in front of the litigants of Utah showed how effectively the iPad could be used even in a trial room.
In his blog Summerill had spoken about how the iPad can be used effectively to put across some evidence in a presentation.
The presentation used Keynote and documents used in BankiPad that gave a setup of a tabbed divider; it separated photos from the scene, medical records, X-rays, tables as well as summarizations all in categories. Apart from this it was the speed at which the iPad worked the switch between trial slides, transcript slides and presentations was seamless.This was Summerill’s key to winning the trial, and although the Keynotes just turned up a blank screen once, everything else was just perfect.
There was even the Mac at the trial, but it sat at its desk all the time, like a lawyer not knowing of a plan to beat up his opponent.