Apple v. Epic court battle to be decided by court, not jury

Apple and Epic have agreed that the coming court battle should be decided in a bench trial by a judge, not a jury.In a court filing on Tuesday, the companies stated that, after conferring, both agree Epic’s claims and Apple’s counterclaims should be decided by the court. Apple previously pushed for a jury trial, but has withdrawn the request to streamline proceedings.As stated in today’s filing, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in a preliminary hearing on Monday said she “[did not] want to try two cases” and was “inclined to try both cases at once.” Under such circumstances, Apple would likely have to forego a jury trial, which the company is apparently willing to do to get the ball rolling.Read more…
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