Apple CEO Cook, executives on tentative list of witnesses in Epic Games case – Reuters1 min read

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FILE PHOTO: Apple CEO Tim Cook affirms remotely via videoconference during a U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power” in this screengrab made from video as the committee satisfies on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2020. U.S. House Judiciary Committee through REUTERS( Reuters) – Apple Incs CEO Tim Cook, software chief Craig Federighi and other executives were called on a tentative list of witnesses in the software giants case versus Epic Games, a court filing dated March 19 showed.App Store Vice President Matt Fischer and Apple Fellow Phil Schiller were also named on the list submitted to the U.S. District Court Northern District of California Oakland Division, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.The iPhone maker has actually been at loggerheads with Epic Games, the developer of the popular video game Fortnite, which last year attempted to avoid a 30% charge which Apple charges designers on the App Store by releasing its own in-app payment system. The move prompted Apple to ban Fortnite from its store.In a different court filing, Epic Games noted its founder and Chief Executive Tim Sweeney amongst its own witnesses in the case.Apple did not instantly react to a Reuters request for comment, but informed Bloomberg here in a statement that it felt “confident the case will show that Epic actively breached its contract solely to increase its profits.” A direct message to Epic Games on one of its main Twitter manages did not elicit an instant response.Reporting by Ismail Shakil and Derek Francis in Bengaluru; modifying by Jason Neely

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