Epic Games is trying to expand its legal battle against Apple to other countries outside the United States and, at the moment, it seems that it is not on the right foot, since the lawsuit it filed earlier this year in the United Kingdom has been dismissed by the judge.
The lawsuit that Epic Games filed against Apple in the UK was intended to push its battle against Apple outside of the American borders. However, the judge in charge of the case affirms that it could not be carried out in the country because Apple’s head office is not in the UK.
According to the judge, Apple Inc. is based in the United States. Apple Ltd, is actually an English company and a subsidiary of Apple Inc, therefore it cannot take legal action against Apple Inc in the UK, because it is located outside the jurisdiction of the British court.
Epic Games alleged in its lawsuit that Apple and Google’s practices in their app stores constitute an abuse of dominant position and violate UK competition laws, eliminating competition in application distribution and payment processes.
The creator of Fortnite does not seek financial compensation, he only seeks fair access and competition that benefits consumers. A few weeks ago, Epic filed the same lawsuit against Apple and Google before the European Union with the same arguments.
The European Union competition court has fined Google on several occasions for monopoly issues, so it is likely that Apple does not have everything to win when from Europe they begin to investigate this case.
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