What you need to know
- Apple vs Epic Games in Australia is going ahead.
- A high court has rejected a request from Apple for special leave to appeal.
- Courts previously ruled that Apple could not pause proceedings while the case in the US is ongoing.
Appel vs Epic Games will go to trial in Australia next year after an Australian High Court refused Apple's last-ditch attempt to stall the case.
As reported by AAP:
A court in Sydney had previously granted Apple's request to delay the case, stating it should be filed in the U.S. as stipulated by the contract between Apple and Epic. However, a court in July overturned that ruling, and a Federal court backed up the move, with Australia's competition regulator even wading in:
Epic Games sued Apple in Australia last year, at the time stating that "Apple's conduct in its App Store is a misuse of market power and substantially lessens competition in-app distribution and payment processes." CEO Tim Sweeney said the matter "goes to the heart of whether consumers and creators can do business together directly on mobile platforms or are forced to use monopoly channels against wishes and interests."
Meanwhile, in the U.S., Apple has renewed a bid to stop an injunction passed down by the court in the U.S. theatre of the legal battle, asking the Ninth Circuit to stay the injunction. According to Bloomberg:
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