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Apple Ruling Poses Hurdles for Biden’s Vow to Tackle Tech Giants

  • Judge rejected Epic’s federal antitrust claims against Apple
  • Decision doesn’t foreclose DOJ antitrust suit, lawyers said
The Apple logo on a store in San Francisco, California, U.S.

The Apple logo on a store in San Francisco, California, U.S.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

U.S. antitrust officials investigating Apple Inc. face new hurdles after a judge rejected the bulk of Epic Games Inc.’s lawsuit accusing the iPhone maker of thwarting competition laws with its tight grip over the App Store.

The Justice Department’s antitrust division has been investigating Apple over practices in the store, a probe that began during the Trump administration amid scrutiny of the country’s dominant tech platforms. The Biden administration is pressing forward with the investigation.