Epic gets 35 attorneys general to support its Apple App Store appeal

Epic gets 35 attorneys general to support its Apple App Store appeal

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States are siding with Epic Games as the developer appeals a lower court ruling in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple over app store fees and payment processing.

The attorneys general for 34 states and the District of Columbia have filed an amicus brief on behalf of Epic. Utah led the brief, claiming that “Apple’s conduct has harmed and is harming mobile app developers and millions of citizens.”

Epic sued Apple in 2020, alleging anticompetitive behavior. Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store after Epic covertly updated the game to include an “Epic Direct Payment” option, a move that ran afoul of the App Store’s developer agreement. 

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