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Blocked From Suing Apple In UK, Epic Tries CMA Complaint


Blocked From Suing Apple In UK, Epic Tries CMA Complaint

Law360 (March 31, 2021, 8:22 PM EDT) — Unable to sue Apple on its own in the United Kingdom, Epic Games instead is trying to further expand its globe-spanning antitrust dispute over the technology giant’s App Store exclusivity and 30% commission with a complaint to the U.K.’s competition enforcer.

Epic on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Competition and Markets Authority, the latest chapter in a fight that kicked off in August with a social media-infused campaign by the company behind Fortnite to stop Apple from forcing app developers to go through its App Store. Following lawsuits in the U.S. and Australia and a complaint with EU antitrust officials, Epic said Tuesday that…

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