Apple vs Epic Stay Granted

A stay from the Northern District Court nullifies, for the moment, the one victory scored by Epic Games in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple (thanks The Verge). Last year it was ruled a temporary restraining order would be made permanent, forcing Apple to allow apps to collect money outside of its in-app system. Now this ruling is be suspended pending appeal (and further legal bills), meaning apps must still use Apple's IAP system for now:
Apple has demonstrated, at minimum, that its appeal raises serious questions on the merits of the district court’s determination that Epic Games, Inc. failed to show Apple’s conduct violated any antitrust laws but did show that the same conduct violated California’s Unfair Competition Law. See City of San Jose v. Off. of the Com’r of Baseball, 776 F.3d 686, 691–92 (9th Cir. 2015) (“[U]nder California law ‘[i]f the same conduct is alleged to be both an antitrust violation and an “unfair” business act or practice for the same reason—because it unreasonably restrains competition and harms consumers—the determination that the conduct is not an unreasonable restraint of trade necessarily implies that the conduct is not “unfair” toward consumers.’” (quoting Chavez v. Whirlpool Corp., 113 Cal. Rptr. 2d 175, 184 (Cal. Ct. App. 2001))). Apple has also made a sufficient showing of irreparable harm, see Disney Enters., Inc. v. VidAngel, Inc., 869 F.3d 848, 865–66 (9th Cir. 2017), and that the remaining factors weigh in favor of staying part (i) of the injunction and maintaining the status quo pending appeal, see Nken v. Holder, 556 U.S. 418, 434–35 (2009).

Therefore, we grant Apple’s motion to stay part (i) of paragraph (1) of the permanent injunction. The stay will remain in effect until the mandate issues in this appeal. The existing briefing schedule remains in place.
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Jonjonz wrote on Dec 9, 2021, 06:27:
This is utter BS.

The crux of the matter, the 30% cut of any and all digital purchases made with an app belong to Crapple.

No one would complain if that did not exist.

Wow, there is no way I can take any comment like this seriously. So, in your mind, Apple is supposed to allow devs to host money grabbing platforms and apps for free? is that how economics work in your little mind? Apple is not the bad guy here, just like Steam and another platform that's allowing developers to host their apps on their platforms. Epic is looking for a free ride and that is all this comes down too. Get a life and get over your ignorance!
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