Feb 22, 2021

Epic's bid to sue Apple over Fortnite in UK rejected

The maker of Fortnite, Epic Games, will not be able to take Apple to court in the UK as part of a high-profile row, a tribunal has ruled. Epic had legal cases already prepared against both tech giants, along with an elaborate media campaign attacking Apple. The result leaves Epic in the position of being able to pursue Google in the UK, but not Apple - and Apple has been the main focus of its ire. Epic Games highlighted that the tribunal said that if US courts would not rule on relief in the UK, that could be a "Powerful factor" in revisiting the decision regarding Apple. Epic Games said it was "Pleased" about the decision regarding Google, and that it "Will reconsider pursuing its case against Apple in the UK after the resolution of the US case".

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