Apple Says iPhone Buyers Can't Add Claim After Epic Win

By Bryan Koenig (October 25, 2021, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Epic Games' one win over Apple, under California's unfair competition law, doesn't give iPhone buyers and other Apple device users an opening to amend their own monopolization claims a decade after first filing suit, the tech giant has told a Golden State federal judge.

Apple on Friday decried the consumers' bid to file a fourth amended complaint as "bad faith" and "gamesmanship," made only after U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers held last month that the Cupertino, California-based company had violated the UCL through so-called anti-steering provisions, while rejecting the bulk of Epic's lawsuit.

The consumers, pursuing a proposed class action,...

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