The US Department of Justice reportedly wants to weigh in on Apple’s antitrust issue with Epic Games. The lawsuit is due to go to trial on October 21. The appeals court has said it gave the justice department the right to send a representative to the hearing that is scheduled for next month. In 2021, a California judge ruled against Epic Games, which argued that Apple is acting as a monopoly in its App Store for digital goods or services.
According to a recent report by Reuters, US Justice Department officials have asked to participate in oral arguments next month in Fortnite creator Epic Games’ appeal of a court loss against Apple. The fight will be heard on October 21.
Epic Games had sued Apple in 2020 alleging that the US tech giant had violated antitrust laws with its App Store rules. The rules required developers to pay commissions to Apple on up to 30 percent of in-app purchases.
As mentioned above, in 2021, a California judge ruled against Epic Games and Apple came out overwhelmingly victorious, so the commissions were allowed to stand.
As of now, Apple can still require its payment systems to be used for in-app transactions. Both sides are attractive.
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