Apple vs Epic: Fortnite Maker Opposes Apple’s Effort to Pause Antitrust Trial Orders


Fortnite maker Epic Games on Friday slammed Apple’s efforts to block orders placed in an antitrust trial in what they called a potentially lengthy appeals process.

US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in September hit down Some iPhone Manufacturer’s app Store Rule, including restrictions on developers In a partial win for, directing its users to payment options other than Apple’s in-app payment system Epic and other app makers.

Apple The injunction has until December 9 to comply, but earlier this month the company said it would appeal the ruling and asked González Rogers to stay his order as the appeals process could take more than a year. Is.

Epic argued in a court filing on Friday that Apple did not meet the legal standard for that stay, which requires Apple to show that if the order is later reversed on appeal, it would temporarily Failure to comply with the order will also cause irreparable damage to it.

Epic said that shortly after it received positive comments about Apple’s decision, and the delay in asking for a pause, it showed that implementing the orders would not hurt it.

Epic wrote, “The public interest is in favor of denial (Apple’s request); injunction is the only route to effective relief.” “History shows … that in the absence of an injunction, Apple will make no change.”

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A hearing on Apple’s request is set for November 9.

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