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Epic Games has Filed an Appeal Against the Ruling in Case Versus Apple

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Epic Games has filed an appeal against the recent ruling made in the case against Apple. This appeal will seek to overturn the judges ruling and instigate a reexamination of the case.

On Friday, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who is overseeing the strenuous case between Fortnite developer Epic Games and Apple, ruled in favour of the iPhone maker in nine out of the ten counts that Epic brought forward to the court. Epic Games has since filed an appeal. On Sunday, Epic’s appeal was filed and published. As reported by MacRumors, the filing does not go into too much detail on what specifically Epic is appealing to. Given that the bulk of rulings pointed to a failure in proving Apple’s alleged antitrust behaviour, it’s safe to say Epic will seek to remedy that.

After Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store for introducing its own in-app payment system, Epic alleged that Apple has continuously shown anti-competitive behaviour. After a tumultuous year of court proceedings, the judge ruled that Epic failed to prove Apple violates antitrust laws under California’s competition laws. On top of that, the judge also ruled that Epic must pay Apple for violating its rules and introducing an alternate payment system.

Epic Games has since filed an appeal. On Sunday, Epic’s appeal was filed and published. As reported by MacRumors, the filing does not go into too much detail on what specifically Epic is appealing to. Given that the bulk of rulings pointed to a failure in proving Apple’s alleged antitrust behaviour, it’s safe to say Epic will seek to remedy that.

Although Apple was deemed the “winner” of the case, the judge did rule that Apple has 90 days before it must allow developers and publishers to link to external websites for in-app purchases in all apps within the App Store.

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