"The court concludes that defendants attempted to bury the relevant 107 exhibits admitted at trial in its voluminous 3,449 marked exhibits in the hope that they could conceal their trial evidence in a massive pile of decoys," Davies wrote. "This type of trial tactic is not only unfair to z4, but creates unnecessary work on the court staff and is confusing and potentially misleading to the jury."
Courts are already blamed for being exceedingly slow, and the last thing a judge will want to deal with is a needle-in-a-haystack type of game. I can only imagine what the courtroom looked like – piles upon piles of printed emails, booklets, stacks of CDs... 3,499 in all. It would have been great.