Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook, software chief Craig Federighi and other executives have been summoned to testify in the case of the software giant facing the Epic Games, a lawsuit was filed on March 19.
App Store Vice President Matt Fischer and Apple Fellow Phil Schiller are also on the list submitted to the U.S. District Court. In the Northern California Oakland Division, a copy of which was discovered by Reuters.
The iPhone maker has been at loggerheads with Epic Games, the founder of the popular game Fortnite, which last year tried to avoid the 30% charge charged by Apple in the App Store by launching its in-app payment system. The move prompted Apple to ban Fortnite from its store.
In a separate court, Epic Games has listed its founder and Chief Executive Officer Tim Sweeney among its witnesses in the case.
Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters’s request for comment, but told Bloomberg in a statement that it felt “certain that the case will prove that Epic has deliberately violated its agreement with a view to increasing revenue.”
A direct message to Epic Games in one of their official statistics on Twitter did not respond immediately.