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9 hours ago Epic Games v. Apple is a lawsuit brought by Epic Games against Apple in August 2020 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, related to Apple's practices in the iOS App Store.Epic Games specifically had challenged Apple's restrictions on apps from having other in-app purchasing methods outside of the one offered by the App Store.

1. United States District Court for the Northern …
Decided: September 10, 2021
Argued: May 3–24, 2021
Full case name: Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc.

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4 hours ago Epic tweaked Fortnite on iOS so that players could buy in-game V-Bucks via two methods: the Apple App Store or an “Epic direct payment” with a …

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9 hours ago Game developer and publisher Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against Apple over the removal of the iOS version of its battle royale game Fortnite from the App Store. The legal complaint seeks to

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7 hours ago Epic’s own store, the Epic Games Store, takes a 12% commission. Apple believes the fee is necessary for its continuing operating costs, but Epic offered evidence at the trial that Apple makes a lot

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Just Now Apple responded to Epic Games’ lawsuit with a counter lawsuit for breach of contract, demanding damages for the inclusion of the direct-payment option mentioned above. In its filing, Apple claims that Epic asked for an individual arrangement which would grant it an exclusive, lower commission fee.

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5 hours ago The vast majority of Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers decision in Epic v.Apple is both straight-forward and predictable; I wrote that the iPhone company would likely win when the lawsuit was filed, and argued that the law was firmly on Apple’s side in App Store Arguments.That is indeed what happened: Apple won, and it wasn’t particularly close; Epic

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6 hours ago Valve Ordered to Give Apple Information on 436 Steam Games As Part of Epic Games Legal Case. February 25, 2021. UK court blocks Epic Games from contesting Apple’s Fortnite ban. February 22, 2021. Valve pushes back against Apple’s attempt to rope it into the big Epic v. Apple dispute.

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Just Now Epic Games and Apple collaborated for several Apple events, showcasing Epic Games’ iOS games and the earlier iterations of the Unreal Engine running on the iOS and macOS platforms. Following the success of Fortnite on other video game platforms, Epic Games launched Fortnite on iOS in April 2018, where it remained on the platform until, as

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4 hours ago Epic Games plans to appeal the verdict on its lawsuit against Apple and will not allow Fortnite to return to the App Store until it is allowed 'fair competition with Apple's in …

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9 hours ago Plaintiff Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”), by its undersigned counsel, alleges, with knowledge with respect to its own acts and on information and belief as to other matters, as follows: NATURE OF THE ACTION 1. In 1984, the fledgling Apple computer company released the Macintosh—the first mass-market, consumer-friendly home computer. The product

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1 hours ago After Epic Games filed its lawsuit against Apple, and Apple responded in kind, the two companies took their cases to court on May 3, 2021. The court battle lasted three weeks, during which each company presented various documents and expert testimonial to back up its case. All the while, members of the public could tune in and listen to the

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6 hours ago A federal judge who presided over the antitrust showdown between Fortnite developer Epic Games Inc. and Apple Inc. found that Epic failed to prove that the tech giant is a monopolist, but ordered

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6 hours ago Apple and Epic's court case has already been reassigned to a new judge. Reported by Foss Patents, Epc Games' antitrust lawsuit against Apple has been reassigned to United States District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.The judge is already presiding over to other class action lawsuits against Apple that are similar to what Epic is suing the company over.

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Just Now Epic Games filed a 10-count lawsuit against Apple yesterday afternoon. The lawsuit notes that "Epic seeks 'injunctive relief in court to end Apple’s unreasonable and unlawful practices. Apple’s

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8 hours ago After the price cut, the company was able to say in its lawsuit against Apple that “Epic is forced, like so many other developers, to charge higher prices on its users’ in-app purchases on

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7 hours ago Neither Apple nor “Fortnite” maker Epic are newcomers in Judge Gonzalez Rogers’s courtroom in Oakland, Calif. In 2014, she presided over a …

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9 hours ago From Epic Games’ perspective, the market price for the services provided by Apple’s app store would justify a commission of under 10% …

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9 hours ago The Apple lawsuit goes so far as to propose that Epic itself could create a “competing app store in iOS devices, which would allow iOS users to download apps in an innovative, curated store and

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6 hours ago Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple after the company removed the game from its App Store. In a lawsuit, Epic accuses the iPhone maker of anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior

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8 hours ago Separately, Apple has been asking for a stay in the US for the App Store injunction imposed on it through the Epic Games vs Apple case held there in September 2021. 5 Comments Comments (5)

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3 hours ago The first week of the trial between Epic Games Inc. and Apple Inc. AAPL 0.68% was dominated by why the “Fortnite” creator has challenged the tech giant and how the iPhone maker treats apps

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5 hours ago Fortnite developer Epic Games announces that it is filing a lawsuit against iPhone maker Apple over its App Store policies. The announcement comes not long after Apple removed the iOS version of

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9 hours ago Image: Epic Games. Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple after its game was removed Thursday from the App Store. On Thursday morning, Epic implemented a new way to purchase V-Bucks

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1 hours ago Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District of California following the delisting of Fortnite from the iOS App Store.. The lawsuit argues that Apple’s hefty 30% cut of all purchases on the iOS App Store is a “monopolistic” practice, one that “imposes unreasonable and unlawful restraints to completely monopolize both markets and …

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8 hours ago Epic Games files a lawsuit against Apple following Fortnite's App Store removal Epic says Apple has an unlawful App Store monopoly By …

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9 hours ago Epic Games has responded to Apple and Google’s ban of its Fortnite app by suing the tech giants with the lawsuits accusing both companies of using their control of mobile app stores and payment systems to stifle competition and innovation. The series of events leading to the lawsuits began when Epic Games launched its “Epic direct payment

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3 hours ago That’s a contention that Epic Games, the maker of “Fortnite,” will test in court next week. Epic doesn’t like that Apple takes a 30% cut of its in-app sales on its devices.

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Just Now Apple Inc on Wednesday won a reprieve from having to make major changes to its lucrative App Store while it appeals an antitrust lawsuit brought by "Fortnite" creator Epic Games. In September, a U.S. judge ordered Apple to change its App Store rules, which ban developers from including links in buttons to outside payment systems rather than using …

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3 hours ago Antitrust Specialist Ryan Tisch from Crowell & Moring and Video Games Lawyer David Hoppe from Gamma Law explain Epic's lawsuit against Apple and Google.Topic

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Just Now Apple’s 30% Cut: In large part, this commission structure prompted Epic to do an end-run so it didn’t have to pay Apple’s fees, which ultimately sparked the lawsuit. Signs indicate that Apple is already making some changes here.

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9 hours ago Apple said in the filing that Epic Games has earned over $600 million from the App Store. Epic Games has argued Apple is suppressing free-market competition and has asked for a preliminary

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5 hours ago Epic Games launches new lawsuit against Apple over threat to Unreal Engine on iOS and Mac 11 Great Free Steam Games. Now Read This… TSMC increased prices by 3% for Apple, while others faced

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2 hours ago Apple is a $2 trillion company and Epic Games is a $30 billion company so a $2 trillion company taking 30% of profits from a much smaller company seems pretty greedy. 10% of Epic Games’s market share is from Apple so when Apple requires 30% commissions, it technically owns 3% of Epic Games’s total revenue.

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9 hours ago Epic Games Wins Lawsuit Against Apple. Thread starter this is a really weird thing. Its super weird that the law would tell apple how to manage its store and require them to allow other payment processors. Plus, I mean if apple can't make money off of payment processing then why should they allow free apps on their store at all. I just find

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2 hours ago Apple slammed the arguments used in the Fortnite creator’s antitrust lawsuit as “self-righteous” and “self-interested”. In a motion filed on Tuesday afternoon, Apple sought damages from Epic Games over its August lawsuit, accusing the video game maker of violating the terms of its App Store and denying that it benefits from a monopoly.

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5 hours ago "The relief to which Apple is entitled is that to which Epic Games stipulated in the event that the Court found it liable for breach of contract, namely: damages in an amount equal to (i) 30% of the $12,167,719 in revenue Epic Games collected from users in the Fortnite app on iOS through Epic Direct Payment between August and October 2020, plus

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4 hours ago Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney took to Twitter to say the lawsuit will be “a hell of a fight.” $2 for 2 months Subscribe for unlimited access to our website, app, eEdition and more

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Just Now Should the court agree with Epic Games that the market is all iOS mobile devices, then it will be fairly easy for Epic to demonstrate that …

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2 hours ago Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent an email at 2 a.m. PT on August 13, 2020, to Apple CEO Tim Cook and several other Apple

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3 hours ago PlayStation Plus October 2021 free games: Good news for bored PS4 and PS5 subscribers in front of displayed Apple and Epic Games logos in with iPhone users about alternative prices. Apple

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Just Now Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition. In a 185-page decision rendered Friday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app …

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6 hours ago Epic Games' Lawsuit Is Designed To Reinvigorate Fortnite, Claims Apple New legal documents filed by Apple in the corporate clash call Epic's lawsuit a "marketing campaign." By Steven T. Wright on

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3 hours ago Interview: Two experts weigh in on Epic's lawsuit against Apple. No doubt by now, most of you are aware of a huge lawsuit filed against Apple by Epic Games over Apple's App Store policies and guidelines, its 30% cut, and what Epic calls an unfair monopoly on the distribution of iOS software. The lawsuit itself is complex, and there have already

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8 hours ago The U.S. District Court Judge presiding over a lawsuit accusing Apple of price-gouging on the App Store criticized the math of one of the case's expert witnesses. Credit: Apple Daniel McFadden, a

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4 hours ago Last week, Epic Games sued Apple for antitrust violations, after its popular game Fortnite was removed from the AppStore shortly after Epic let players bypass Apple’s in-app purchase system

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7 hours ago If successful, this strategy may yield outcomes that run counter to antitrust law’s very purpose. The antitrust lawsuit filed by Epic Games against Apple in August 2020, and Apple’s antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm (settled in April 2019), suggest that antitrust law is heading in this unfortunate direction.

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6 hours ago Unreal Engine, Epic’s game and media development tool, is free for anyone to use, and Epic only takes a 5% cut if the lifetime gross revenues of a game or other interactive product created with

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7 hours ago In part of Apple’s defence to the Epic Games lawsuit, the Cupertino company effectively accuses the Fortnite developer of filing the case as a publicity stunt. Apple also says that Epic had

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What is the epic games lawsuit against apple about?

The dispute between Apple and Epic Games began on Aug. 13, when Epic Games published a version of Fortnite to the Apple App Store that included a method for users to pay for in-game content without giving Apple its usual 30% cut. Apple removed the app from the App Store, and Epic Games sued Apple later in the day.

How much money did epic games make from the app store?

Apple said in the filing that Epic Games has earned over $600 million from its app store. “Although Epic portrays itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, in reality it is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that simply wants to pay nothing for the tremendous value it derives from the App Store,” Apple says in the filing.

Who is the law firm that represented epic games in court?

The law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore represented Epic Games while Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher represented Apple. Among aspects covered by the trial included: Epic Games and Apple discussed whether other apps such as Minecraft and Roblox should be defined as "games" or "metaverses".

Why is apple being sued over fortnite removal?

The lawsuit comes after Apple removed 'Fortnite' from its App Store. Fortnite developer Epic Games is suing Apple after the company removed the game from its App Store. In a lawsuit, Epic accuses the iPhone maker of anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior.

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