Epic v Apple Might Go To High Court In Australia
The battle between Epic and Apple might be fought out in Australia’s High Court.
An appeal decision by the full bench of the Federal Court on Friday went in favour of Epic Games, who initially applied to run a parallel case in Australia, challenging Apple’s monopoly on the apps that run on its iPhones.
Apple argued the case shouldn’t be allowed to be heard in Australia, as it was already being heard in the US.
In April, Apple was successful in halting the parallel case until a verdict was reached in the US – however Friday’s appeal ruling means the case is free to go ahead in Australia, despite the US case.
“The initial decision in April from Australia’s Federal Court correctly ruled that Epic should be held to the agreement it made to resolve disputes in California,” Apple Australia said in a statement.
“We respectfully disagree with the ruling made today and plan to appeal.”
The appeal will be heard in the High Court, Australia’s highest jurisdiction.