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Apple called upon a California federal judge to prevent Epic Games from calling three witnesses in the upcoming antitrust trial opposing the two companies.
Epic didn’t disclose the witnesses’ names until the trial’s run-up, which Apple argued made “cross examination” difficult, Law360 reported. The witnesses also refused to produce documents that Apple required ahead of the pre-trial depositions, which included information about an alleged “anti-Apple campaign” launched by Facebook.
Apple also argued that the companies for which the witnesses work — Facebook, Microsoft and Yoga Buddhi Co. — are all “publicly aligned” in Epic’s favour.