Facebook refuses to collaborate with Apple in its fight against Epic Games

That the relationship between Facebook and Apple is not good, it is not a secret. The measures that Apple has been implementing in iOS 14 do not do any good to the data vacuum that is Facebook. As a result of this bad relationship, when Apple is needing the collaboration of Facebook to face Epic Games, He has come across a wall.

Apple has repeatedly requested from Facebook a limited number of documents necessary for the Epic Games trial where Vivek Sharma, Facebook executive, has been subpoenaed as a witness by Epic, who will talk about Apple's restrictions on app distribution, the App Store process ...

Apparently there are more than 17.000 documents related to Vivek Sharma that Apple considers relevant in the case. Facebook refuses to provide it, stating that it is an "untimely, unfair and unjustified" request. To date, Facebook has already provided Apple with more than 1.600 documents, including 200 related to Sharma, but from Apple they assure that they are sufficient.

Apple claims that Facebook has been ignoring the requests using delaying tactics since last December. Seeing Facebook's refusal to collaborate, he agreed not to request more documents if no Facebook executive testified, but by citing Sharma as a witness by Epic, Apple again requests the documents.

Before this change of course, Apple has asked the court to order Facebook to comply with the request for documents so that the company "has a fair opportunity to question the trial witness." Facebook says it cannot be forced to "review tens of thousands more documents because Apple wants to find a theoretical additional material for questioning."

The judge agrees with Facebook

The court has denied Apple's request to force Facebook to present additional documents and has described it as extemporaneous. However, the judge has said that Apple could make a motion for Vivek Sharma to be dismissed as a witness.


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