Judge dismisses Apple’s claim of theft by Epic Games in ongoing litigation

    
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Judge dismisses Apple’s claim of theft by Epic Games in ongoing litigation

The slow-moving colossus of the legal fight between Epic Games vs. Apple (and Google, lest we forget) has seen yet another ponderous step forward. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has tossed out parts of Apple’s counter-suit against Epic Games, specifically the parts that claimed theft along with any hopes that Apple would see restitution in that matter.

According to Judge Gonzalez Rogers, this effectively is cutting the fat from the overlying issue of the original case. “This is a high-stakes breach of contract case and an antitrust case and that’s all in my view,” the judge said to Apple’s lawyers in a hearing on Tuesday. “You can’t just say it’s independently wrongful. You actually have to have facts.”

Naturally, Apple disagrees with the judge’s decision, writing in a statement that Epic’s “reckless behavior made pawns of customers, and we look forward to making it right for them in court next May.” That, of course, is when the whole case is set to go to a bench trial.

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Schmidt.Capela

If I understood correctly, what Apple was asking for, and was denied, was 30% of all the revenue Epic had from iOS players using Epic’s payment processor, as well as punitive damages.

The judge seems to have thrown out the punitive damages counter-claim. As for the 30% of the revenue, as far as I can tell the judge told Apple that it being entitled to those 30%, as inferred from the disputed contract, can’t count as a fact exactly because the contract, and the 30% cut, is being disputed in the lawsuit.

My gut feeling is that, should Apple successfully defend the App Store’s 30% cut, it will be allowed to demand those 30% from Epic.

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Java Jawa

Thats what I’m lead to understand at a surface glance.

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Darthbawl

You actually have to have facts.

Bites tongue with a certain situation going on right now… 😂

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Utakata

Come on now…it’s all rigged. >.>

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David Goodman

I wanted to say I was sorry, i’m … i’m the one responsible for all the rigging. It’s all me.

Every part of the ship sails? Rigged by me.

I hope I remember enough about ships that i’m using the terminology correctly… Or, truth be told, anything about ships.

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Eliandal

Just make sure to dump the ballast! Wait, that’s a sub? Do subs have sails?

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David Goodman

No, subs get access to special emotes for supporting their favorite streamers.

(Yeah i’m just going to latch on a single word and then take the conversation in a completely different direction. It’s one of those days.)

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Mark Jacobs

Your wish is my command Chris. I hate how certain nasty people used NPC trains in MMOs like WoW to drive people away from they were farming gold so they could farm gold. It’s obviously pretty black & white situation and it makes me red in the face to see that going on.

:)

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Utakata

Back to my point though: But they want it all red (including your face). Anything blue must be mail fraud! <.<