What you need to know
- Apple has filed a motion to undermine the testimony of Microsoft's Lori Wright in the Epic Games trial.
- They say Epic belatedly called her as a witness.
- Lawyers for Apple also claimed documents about her testimony were not produced.
Counsel for Apple has filed a motion to have testimony from Microsoft's Lori Wright undermined in the Epic Games trial.
A motion filed overnight from Apple's lawyers states:
The motion says Wright confirmed at trial and in her deposition she had files relevant to the matters she spoke about, such as who Microsoft views as Xbox competitors, profit and loss statements for the Xbox, and more. Apple says that Microsoft "intentionally" withheld these documents" before and after her deposition. Furthermore, Apple's lawyer state Wright confirmed Microsoft has "a large financial incentive to support Epic" (Wright told the court Microsoft makes $700 million in revenue from Epic titles), yet that they were forced to "cross-examine her with one arm tied behind its back" without documents that could contradict her testimony.
The motion says Epic belatedly called Wright, a matter parties have previously clashed on, before citing the court's warning that failure to produce documents in a timely manner could incur sanctions, and finally stating that Wright's deposition stated she had documents to back up her testimony but that Microsoft didn't produce them.
The motion states:
If granted, the motion would grant an Adverse Credibility Finding that would see her testimony viewed as not credible for the purposes of the trial.
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