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Cook and Federighi in the dock in Epic lawsuit

by on18 December 2020

Time to face the laywers

A judge has ordered Apple to produce Tim Cook and Craig Federighi to testify for the Apple versus Epic lawsuit, and they must produce required documents before the next hearing.

For those who came in late, Epic has sued Apple over its monopolistic App store management and demanding a huge cut of the profits for doing rather little.

Epic wants Apple to produce extensive documentation surrounding the App Store and its operations. Apple has a problem with telling anyone the time of day.

There has been some deliberation as to how extensive this data needs to be, and who will present it.

The document filed states that Apple will have a large burden placed on it to gather much of what Epic is asking for. So far the court has sided with Apple here stating that Epic need not ask for more amplifying data unless absolutely necessary.

The most important part of the court filing is who's going to be made available to represent Apple. Epic has requested that Tim Cook and Craig Federighi be made available for the hearing.

Apple says that Tim Cook will be available, but requests his deposition be limited to four hours.  Apple also requested that Eric Neuenshwander, who runs the App Store and reports to Craig Federighi, be present instead.


Last modified on 18 December 2020
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