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Epic Games Stopped From Pursuing Apple in the U.K. Over Fortnite Ban

  • U.K. judge allows Fortnite maker’s Google lawsuit to proceed
  • U.S. is a better forum for the Apple dispute, tribunal says

Epic Games Inc. was prevented from widening its fight with Apple Inc. over access to its popular Fortnite video game after a U.K. judge said the case couldn’t continue in London.

Epic had submitted a complaint to the U.K.’s antitrust tribunal at the end of last year, saying Apple’s decision to remove the game from the iPhone maker’s App Store was unlawful. The judge ruled Monday that while the U.S. was a better forum for the Apple dispute, a similar U.K. suit against Alphabet Inc.’s Google could move forward.