Judge orders 7-hour deposition from Tim Cook in Epic v. Apple lawsuit
What you need to know
- Judge Thomas S. Hixon has ordered a seven-hour deposition from Apple CEO Tim Cook.
- The deposition is part of Epic's lawsuit against Apple.
As reported by Gizmodo, a judge has ruled that Apple CEO Tim Cook must attend a seven-hour deposition as part of the Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit. After Epic requested eight hours and Apple asked for four, Judge Thomas S. Hixon settled on a seven-hour deposition.
Judge Hixon also denied a request from Apple to subpoena internal documents between Epic and Samsung, saying that those two company's arrangement "cannot serve as a stand-in for some larger category of market participants."
Epic Games is suing Apple, claiming that the company has a monopoly over the App Store and that its policies are illegal. The trial for Epic Games v. Apple is set to begin in May.
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