A British judge decides 'out of jurisdiction' in a court battle between Apple and Epic Games
The legal battle between Apple and Epic Games is taking place not only in the United States but also in the United Kingdom. However, it was revealed that the judge in charge of the Epic Games proceedings in the United Kingdom ruled that 'Epic Games' proceedings against Apple are not under the jurisdiction of the British courts.'
UK judge rules against Epic in bid to sue Apple despite mixed Google decision --9to5Mac
Epic Games has filed suit against Apple and Google alleging that the fees collected by official app stores for smartphones such as the App Store and Google Play are too high.
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Epic Games was planning to file a proceeding against Apple in the United Kingdom through the British court system. Epic Games was trying to file a lawsuit against two companies, Apple Inc., which is based in the United States, and Apple Ltd., which is a subsidiary of the company and is based in the United Kingdom.
After a preliminary hearing in January 2021, another hearing was held on February 22, and British judge Ross should not allow Epic Games to sue Apple Inc. I made a decision . However, it seems that the proceedings against 'Apple Ltd.' by Epic Games will continue to be filed in British courts.
Meanwhile, Epic Games is trying to file similar proceedings against Google as well as Apple. Regarding the proceedings against Google, Judge Ross ruled differently from the proceedings against Apple, saying, 'The proceedings against Alphabet and Google, which are outside the jurisdiction of the United States, have been granted.'
A spokeswoman for Epic Games said in response to the ruling, 'We are pleased that the court has given Epic Games permission to pursue a proceeding against Google in the United Kingdom. Epic Games has resolved the proceedings in the United States. Later, I would like to reconsider the pursuit of the proceedings against Apple in the United Kingdom, 'he said, and is poised to pursue the proceedings against Apple in the future.