DOJ Tells ninth Circ. Apple App Retailer Guidelines Want One other Look

By Matthew Perlman (Jan. 28, 2022 at 6:25 p.m. EST) — A lower court made multiple mistakes when it largely dismissed a case brought by developer Epic Games alleging that Apple’s App Store rules were anticompetitive, it said US Department of Justice with the Ninth Circle.

The DOJ filed an amicus brief Thursday — in addition to briefs filed by Microsoft and a group of states in support of Epic — that supported neither side in the appeal but asked the appellate panel to rectify what it saw as serious issues indicated with the court decision that “could jeopardize effective antitrust enforcement, particularly in the digital economy.”

“The court read Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman…

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