However, the list of lawsuits is long. This reason is big enough to annoy the judges.
Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents has reported that Apple is now battling one less lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida.
Apple was facing two separate lawsuits in the courts, one filed by Motorola Mobility and another by HTC. Judge Robert Scola has decided to merge the two lawsuits because “the parties have shown a complete inability to agree upon anything and it is frustrating the progress of these cases.”
According to the report, Apple pushed for this consolidation, while HTC and Motorola opposed it.