Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Why Should Apple Care About What The State Of Washington Says?

As reported by Yahoo! Finance:

Washington State fines Apple $100K

Apple Computer Inc. has been fined $100,000 by the state of Washington for not registering with the state, as required by law.
According to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL - News) didn't register as a service contract provider from 2000 to 2004. A 1999 Washington law required all companies selling service contracts to register with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

In a statement, Kreidler said his office hasn't received any complaints regarding Apple's contracts and the company is now registered.

Interesting ... I don't quite understand this racquet. If the contracts do not originate or are are not designated to be entered with a company that is located within the state of Washington ... then how or why does Apple have to pay this?

1 comment:

Middle-agedman said...

It's totally ridiculous for Washington to make Apple pay this kind of fee. Washington is lucky to have Apple as a vendor for their state, particularly considering that "other" company that resides there!