Groklaw reports that the
California version of Apple v. Psystar is over and in their words, "It’s a
total massacre." Psystar shocked the world in February 2008 with their
announcement of pseudo Macs—essentially PC’s put together with off-the-shelf
components, but with OS X preinstalled.
Psystar, the Florida-based manufacturers of the unauthorized Mac clones
that have been the scrutiny of a long-time court battle, has filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move is likely to delay the proceedings in
the Apple case, though Psystar may not be able to finance its
continuing defense against Apple.
The case between Apple and Psystar continues to unfold,
and it’s getting a bit uglier as time passes on. Apple has filed a
petition in federal court claiming that Psystar is failing to follow
proper legal procedure by allegedly refusing to produce balance sheets,
monthly statements and other financial documents.
Steve goes on a leave of absence and leaves Tim Cook in charge of the day to day operations of Apple. While the staff wonders how long the Psystar case will go on considering the shaky legal ground Psystar is basing its arguments on.