Apple Says Not Naming Third-Party Witnesses Was Epic Fail

By Christopher Cole (April 12, 2021, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Apple has urged a California federal judge to block Epic Games from calling three witnesses in an upcoming antitrust trial unless they hand over troves of documents, saying Epic caused a "procedural Catch-22" by not disclosing their names in earlier discovery.

Epic plans to call witnesses from Facebook, Microsoft and Yoga Buddhi Co. to help show that Apple sought to dominate the market for mobile apps through rules and commissions in its App Store, and in a response Monday claimed Apple is "overreaching" with an effort to potentially stop their testimony.

But the iPhone maker said in a sanctions motion filed Friday that Epic did not share the witnesses' names until the trial's...

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