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‘Contrary to commercial reality’: Google takes aim at Epic Games’ competition case
Trials 2024-07-02 11:47 pm By Sam Matthews

Google has slammed Fortnite game maker Epic Games‚Äô landmark competition case against it as ‚Äúcontrary to commercial reality‚ÄĚ, saying its competition with rival tech giant Apple means it is no monopolist.

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Apple decries Epic Games’ attempted ‘freeriding’ in competition case over lucrative app stores
Trials 2024-06-28 11:48 pm By Sam Matthews

In a landmark competition case, Apple has told the Federal Court that Epic Games and other developers should not be allowed to “freeride” on the resources and user base the tech giant has ‚Äúspent many billions‚ÄĚ to develop.¬†

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Google attacked for ‘untruthful evidence’, failure to call top execs in Epic Games trial
Trials 2024-06-25 11:55 pm By Sam Matthews

Epic Games has taken aim at Google for the ‚Äúuntruthful evidence‚ÄĚ of its witnesses in the game maker’s competition case against the tech giant, as well as its failure to call senior executives to the stand to defend itself.¬†

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No docs, no Tim Cook: Epic Games assails Apple’s ‘contrived’ defence in trial’s closing arguments
Trials 2024-06-24 11:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Video game maker Epic Games has attacked as “entirely contrived” the defence by Apple in closing submissions in a Federal Court trial of its landmark competition case, pointing to the tech giant’s lack of evidence, including from CEO Tim Cook.

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Garuda Airlines immune from creditor’s winding up bid, High Court says
High Court 2024-06-05 11:08 pm By Sam Matthews

The High Court has dismissed an appeal of a decision which found Indonesia’s national airline could avail itself of foreign state immunity to defeat a winding up application.

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Epic Games case against Google ‘more ambitious’ than claims against Apple, court told
Trials 2024-03-26 10:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Epic Games’ case alleging Google ran its Play Store anti-competitively is “significantly more ambitious” than the Fortnite game maker’s claims against Apple, according to the search giant, which says its restraints are “more flexible and less draconian” than the iPhone maker’s.

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Apple says Fortnite maker paid no commission on US$3.8B in V-Bucks sales
Trials 2024-03-25 10:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Hitting back at claims that its App Store stifles competition, Apple has told a trial that app developers have myriad ways of maximising profits without paying it a commission, noting Epic Games made US$3.8 billion from in-game currency V-Bucks in 2021.

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Google slams ‚Äėopportunistic‚Äô app store class actions
Trials 2024-03-21 3:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has criticised two competition class actions which piggyback on claims brought by Fornite developer Epic Games as “opportunistic”, but counsel for the class actions told a court the suits on behalf of more than 15 million group members were in the public interest.

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Judge worries Apple misused court submissions to ‚Äėpressure‚Äô Epic Games overseas
Trials 2024-03-20 9:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a landmark competition case against Apple and Google has questioned whether Apple’s US lawyers wrongly used court submissions in Australia to put pressure on Epic Games in Europe and justify temporarily removing its developer account. 

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Google offered Epic Games $200M to avoid competition with Play Store, court told
Neil Young 2024-03-20 9:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google offered Fortnite creator Epic Games $200 million and proposed to acquire equity in the company to prevent it from opening its own app store with exclusive content that could compete with the search giant’s Play Store, a court has heard.

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