Apple's Trial Witness Drop Leaves Epic 'Scrambling'

Law360 (May 13, 2021, 11:48 PM EDT) -- Epic Games Inc.'s counsel told a California federal judge presiding over a high-stakes antitrust trial Thursday that its legal team was "scrambling," after Apple Inc. dropped a scheduled witness due to what the judge characterized as an "extraordinary circumstance."

At the end of a lunch break in the second week of the bench trial, Epic's counsel Katherine B. Forrest of Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP asked U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers to end the day of testimony early without specifying why, but she noted that Epic was "scrambling" and Apple had stipulated to the change.

The judge agreed to end...

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