updated 11:45 am EDT, Tue June 23, 2009
Psystar lawsuit resumes
The judge overseeing Psystar's bankruptcy proceedings has granted an Apple motion calling for the resumption of a copyright infringement lawsuit, reports say. By entering bankruptcy, Psystar gained a temporary reprieve from charges of illegally distributing PCs running Mac OS X Leopard. The lawsuit is now likely to resume immediately, at least if Psystar chooses not to appeal, an attorney familiar with similar cases claims.
Both an appeal and a request for a written analysis of the judge's decision could be used to delay Apple's legal attack. It is believed however that Psystar has little financial means of defending itself, as a result of numerous debts including an $88,000 fee owed to legal defense firm Carr & Ferell. The status of a Psystar countersuit has meanwhile become uncertain, with no information having emerged in months. The Mac cloner has accused Apple of abusing copyright in order to block fair competition.