HewlettHP last week, asking the Delaware Chancery Court to nullify the results of a March 19 HP shareholder vote. Hewlett charges that HP improperly influenced Deutsche Asset Management (a unit of Deutsche Bank) to change its vote in favor of the deal. Hewlett also alleges that HP failed to disclose details of problems with its integration efforts.
In Monday's filing, HP says there is no legal basis to throw out the results, according to spokeswoman Rebeca Robboy.
"Even if the allegations were true, which they are not, they do not provide any basis for legal relief," Robboy said.
A representative for Hewlett was not immediately available for comment.
HP says ita slim but decisive majority of votes from the March 19 vote. Yet Hewlett has refused to concede. Both sides are awaiting a final tally from IVS Associates, the independent firm charged with counting the votes.
Compaq shareholders on March 20the merger by a wide margin.
HP's filing comes a day after its board of directorsnot to renominate Hewlett for another term as an HP director.