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This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2007.

Macsolutions, Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc., a former Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20, 2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200 (unfair competition) and fraudulent concealment. The factual allegations in this complaint were similar to those in the Macadam case and the Branning class action. Principally, plaintiffs alleged that the Company treated Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, competed unfairly in opening the Apple retail stores and sold used goods as new. Macsolutions filed an amended complaint on June 5, 2006, adding Tech Data Corporation as a defendant. The Company filed an answer on July 5, 2006 generally denying all allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses. The parties have reached a settlement and the matter is concluded.  Settlement of this matter did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed May 10, 2007.

Macsolutions, Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc., a former Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20, 2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200 (unfair competition) and fraudulent concealment. The factual allegations in this complaint are similar to those in the Macadam case and the Branning class action. Principally, plaintiffs allege that the Company treated Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, competed unfairly in opening the Apple retail stores and sold used goods as new. Macsolutions filed an amended complaint on June 5, 2006, adding Tech Data Corporation as a defendant. The Company filed an answer on July 5, 2006 generally denying all allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses. The case is in discovery and is set for trial on June 18, 2007.

This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Feb 2, 2007.

Macsolutions, Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc., a former Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20, 2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200 (unfair competition) and fraudulent concealment.  The factual allegations in this complaint are similar to those in the Macadam case and the Branning class action. Principally, plaintiffs allege that the Company treated Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, competed unfairly in opening the Apple retail stores and sold used goods as new.  Macsolutions filed an amended complaint on June 5, 2006, adding Tech Data Corporation as a defendant.  The Company filed an answer on July 5, 2006 generally denying all allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses.  The case is in discovery.  The case is set for trial on June 18, 2007.

These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-K filed Dec 29, 2006.

Macsolutions, Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc., a former Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20, 2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200 (unfair competition) and fraudulent concealment. The factual allegations in this complaint are similar to those in the eight other reseller cases and the Branning class action. Principally, Plaintiffs allege that the Company treated Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, that the Company has competed unfairly in opening the Apple retail stores, and has allegedly sold used goods as new. Macsolutions filed an amended complaint on June 5, 2006, adding Tech Data Corporation as a

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defendant. The Company filed an answer on July 5, 2006 generally denying all allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses. The case is in discovery. The case is set for trial on June 18, 2007.

Macsolutions, Inc.
v. Apple Computer, Inc.



Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc.,
a former Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20,
2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets,
intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright
Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200
(unfair competition) and fraudulent concealment. The factual allegations in
this complaint are similar to those in the eight other reseller cases and the
Branning class action. Principally, Plaintiffs allege that the Company treated
Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, that the Company has
competed unfairly in opening the Apple retail stores, and has allegedly sold
used goods as new. Macsolutions filed an amended complaint on June 5,
2006, adding Tech Data Corporation as a




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defendant. The Company
filed an answer on July 5, 2006 generally denying all allegations and
asserting numerous affirmative defenses. The case is in discovery. The case is
set for trial on June 18, 2007.



This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Dec 29, 2006.

Macsolutions, Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc., a former Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20, 2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200 (unfair competition) and fraudulent concealment.  The factual allegations in this complaint are similar to those in the eight other reseller cases and the Branning class action. Principally, Plaintiffs allege that the Company treated Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, that the Company has competed unfairly in opening the Apple retail stores, and has allegedly sold used goods as new.  Macsolutions filed an amended complaint on June 5, 2006, adding Tech Data Corporation as a defendant.  The Company filed an answer on July 5, 2006 generally denying all allegations and asserting numerous affirmative defenses.  The case is in discovery.  The case is set for trial on June 18, 2007.

This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed May 5, 2006.

Macsolutions Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc., an Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20, 2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200 (unfair business practices) and fraudulent concealment. The factual allegations in this complaint are similar to those in the eight other reseller cases and the Branning class action. Principally, Plaintiffs allege that the Company has treated Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, that the Company has competed unfairly in opening the Apple Retail stores, and has allegedly sold used goods as new. The Company’s response is not yet due.

 

This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed Feb 3, 2006.

Macsolutions Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc.

Plaintiff Macsolutions, Inc., an Apple authorized reseller, filed this lawsuit against the Company on January 20, 2006 alleging breach of contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with economic advantage, violation of the Cartwright Act, violation of California Business & Professions Code §17200 (unfair business practices) and fraudulent concealment. The factual allegations in this complaint are similar to those in the six other reseller cases and the Branning class action. Principally, Plaintiffs allege that the Company has treated Macsolutions unfairly compared to other resellers, that the Company has competed unfairly in opening the Apple Retail stores, and has allegedly sold used goods as new. The Company's response is not yet due.

 

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