Apple wants Tim Cook, Tim Sweeney to testify in Epic lawsuit – Engadget1 min read

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Apple and Epic have prepared their prospective witness lists for Epic Games suit over apparently anti-competitive App Store practices, and its nearly a whos who of the leadership at both companies– and beyond. TechCrunch and MacRumors report that Apple desires its CEO Tim Cook, software application senior VP Craig Federighi and former marketing lead Phil Schiller to affirm in the case. Impressive executives Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein would also be amongst those called to the stand, as would third party witnesses from Facebook, Microsoft and NVIDIA, to name a few.
Impressive wants Tim Sweeney and other personnel to affirm in addition to Apples Eddy Cue and former iOS software chief Scott Forstall.
In a statement, Apple argued its executives would highlight the “really favorable impact” of the App Store and show that Epic breached its agreement solely for the sake of earnings. It was bypassing security functions in such a method that it would have caused less competition not more, Apple claimed. Epic, meanwhile, stated that the cumulative opposition to Apples policies had “become louder” which it would reveal the requirement for greater competition.
The trial is due to start May 3rd, and you may see executives affirm in person in spite of the pandemic– Judge Yvonne Gonzalez has actually argued that the bench trial (that is, no jury) is essential enough that witnesses must appear in court.
Theres no guarantee either side will get all the witnesses they want. If even a few of them appear, however, you can anticipate essential (if not necessarily stunning) statement during the trial. At the least, this shows that Apple and Epic are clearly confident that their executives will endure close analysis.

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