Originally Posted by arch
I meant they have to pay tax on not the entire 888 but (888 minus expenses).
And not to forget, they could maybe find a way to route it through Ireland.
Well, it didn't come out that way, you said the $888 was not taxable, but the court costs and attorney fees are, which is WRONG.
In this case, they'll probably (if their attorneys are good and the judge doesn't do any monkey business) recoup their attorney fees and court costs on top of this from Samsung, at least that's how the laws are now. If a Plaintiff wins a case, they are supposed to be able to recoup all attorney fees and court costs from the Defendant. It didn't use to work that way. The other law that changed in California several years ago was that if you sue someone and you lose, then the Defendant gets to recoup their attorney fees and court costs from the Plaintiff if the Plaintiff loses. It's to avoid more frivolous lawsuits, how well it's working, I couldn't tell you, but that's fair.
No, they can't route it through Ireland, since this is money gotten in the US, they only route profits derived from countries outside the US into Ireland as long as the laws stay the way they are. So, Apple and others doing that aren't doing anything illegal. But the profits they make from the investment of that money is brought into the US and is taxed. That's all been discussed months ago as Apple was not found guilty of any tax law violations from the US point of view.
Did you wake up this stupid, or do you have to consume lots of drugs/alcohol, etc.? I'm just curious. Seriously, a joke is a joke, but you are past the point of joking around.