“Apple and Psystar have agreed to pursue a mediated settlement to their legal dispute over Psystar’s Open Computers,” Tom Krazit reports for CNET. “The Mac Observer turned up a court filing from earlier this month in the Apple-Psystar case noting that the two parties have agreed to participate in the Alternative Dispute Resolution process.”

“ADR, as it is known, is a way to bypass the costly legal process as well as keep the outcome private, which is one of Apple’s favorite words. I downloaded the document in question from the U.S. District Court of Northern California’s Web site (click here for PDF), and it says that Apple and Psystar have agreed to three portions of the ADR process: non-binding arbitration, early neutral evaluation, and mediation. The parties have agreed to hold their sessions by January 31, 2009,” Krazit reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jen” for the heads up.]