Supreme Court denies requests to review ruling in suit between Fortnite creator and Apple

The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge from Fortnite developer Epic Games to a district court’s ruling that the Apple App Store‘s payment policies do not violate federal antitrust law.

The Court also on Tuesday said that it was declining a petition from Apple to review the same decision, which limited some App Store rules.

The two companies had asked the Supreme Court in separate filings to take their appeals of a decision made by the California-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld most of the initial decision made by the district court regarding Epic’s lawsuit against Apple in 2021 over its ban on third parties selling products within apps on Apple products without giving Apple a cut.

The Supreme Court did not state its reasons for rejecting the two petitions, nor did it state how many judges were interested in the
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