The legal battle between Apple and Epic over Fortnite
royalties had a
court hearing today, though the actual trial won't begin for real until July
summarizes today's action (thanks
), saying the judge feels this should be put before a jury:
federal judge in California on Monday urged Apple Inc and "Fortnite" creator
Epic Games to take their antitrust dispute before a jury, saying the higher
courts would be less likely to overturn the result.
“I know I'm just a stepping stone for all of you,” District Judge Yvonne
Gonzalez Rogers said during a virtual hearing from Oakland, California.
Epic Games sued Apple in August, alleging the iPhone maker's 30% commission on
purchases made through Apple's App Store was anticompetitive. The judge's
comments came during a hearing to decide whether to keep in place an emergency
order saying Apple could remove "Fortnite" from the App Store but could not harm
Epic's developer tool business.