Is it allowed for a lawyer to tell the judge the consequences of a decision in an attempt to win a case?
Let’s say a court was hearing a case involving a software company. The court uses that company’s software. It is technically feasible for the company to “turn off” the software remotely, and render the software worthless thereby.
Is it permissible for the software company’s lawyer to tell the judge that, if the ruling goes against the company, the company will consider this a breach of the TOS and decline to allow the court to access the software they rely on?
I suppose the court could order that the company not do that, and the company could decide on an “efficient breach” (not the real definition, I know) if they decide that the cost of doing it is lower than the cost of the bad judgement would be.