Apple has had an ongoing legal battle with Epic since August, when Epic Games introduced a direct payment option into their Fortnite app which violated the App Store rules and resulted in the app being removed from the App Store.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers granted Epic Games’ motion for judgement, tossing out Apple’s two claims for lost App Store fees and other monetary damages.
Gonzales released a statement to Apple’s lawyers, according to Bloomberg:
This is a high-stakes break of contract case and an antitrust case and that’s all in my view […] You can’t just say it’s independently wrongful. You actually have to have facts.
This has been an ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, be sure to check out our past coverage here.