UK judge rules against Epic in bid to sue Apple despite mixed Google decision – 9to5Mac

Particularly, Epic Games was seeking approval to force action on Apple through the UK court system. Google has 3 other entities that are within the UK court’s jurisdiction. The short of the case is that Epic Games desires to maintain all income from its properties, including Fortnite. We keep in mind the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s assessment that Apple and Google’s anticompetitive app shop policies are ‘severe concerns to be tried’ under UK Competition law, and that it is ‘well feasible’ that their conduct has ‘a instant and substantial effect in the UK’.

Specifically, Epic Games was looking for permission to require action on Apple through the UK court system. The brief of the case is that Epic Games desires to maintain all profits from its properties, consisting of Fortnite. We note the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s assessment that Apple and Google’s anticompetitive app store policies are ‘severe problems to be tried’ under UK Competition law, and that it is ‘well feasible’ that their conduct has ‘a immediate and substantial effect in the UK’.

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