Apple Can't Get Facebook Docs About 'Bias' In Epic Battle

By Matthew Perlman (April 6, 2021, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A California magistrate judge on Tuesday rejected a bid from Apple to force Facebook into handing over documents about the social network's alleged bias, after Epic Games said it intends to call a Facebook executive as a witness in its App Store antitrust suit.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson issued an order denying a motion from Apple seeking documents from Facebook that the tech giant said it needs for a fair cross examination of Vivek Sharma, Facebook's vice president of gaming. Epic Games recently included Sharma on its witness list for a slated May trial on its claims that the...

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