This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Apr 23, 2009.
Boston Retirement Board v. Apple Computer, Inc.
On November 3, 2006, the Boston Retirement Board, a purported shareholder, filed a petition for writ of mandate against the Company in California Superior Court for the County of Santa Clara (Boston Retirement Board v. Apple Computer Inc.). The petition sought to compel the Company to allow inspection of certain corporate records relating to the Companys option practices and the Special Committees investigation. Following a trial held on September 24, 2007, the Court granted the petition for inspection but narrowed the scope of the records to be produced. On April 16, 2008, the Boston Retirement Board filed a derivative action in California Superior Court for the County of Santa Clara. On July 31, 2008, Boston Retirement Board attempted to serve the new complaint on the Company. On September 15, 2008, defendants filed a motion to quash service of summons. On October 17, 2008, the Court denied defendants motion to quash. On October 20, 2008, defendants requested consolidation of this action with In re Apple Computer, Inc. Derivative Litigation, No. 1:06CV066692, and a stay of the action. On November 6, 2008, Boston Retirement Board filed a motion for fees. On November 7, 2008, the Court issued an order relating this action to the State Derivative Litigation. A stipulation for dismissal was filed on December 10, 2008, in which Boston Retirement Board agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice upon a final order regarding its fees motion. On January 15, 2009, the Court denied Boston Retirement Boards motion for fees. On April 8, 2009, the Court granted the parties Stipulation and Proposed Order of Dismissal with Prejudice.
On March 3, 2009, Boston Retirement Board filed a new complaint against the Company in Santa Clara Superior Court, alleging breach of a purported oral agreement to pay its attorneys fees and costs. The Company filed a demurrer to the Complaint on April 6, 2009.