On March 31, 2022, WLF urged the Ninth Circuit to affirm the District Court’s thorough analysis in a prominent antitrust case. Epic argues that Apple’s policies of requiring developers to sell apps only on the App Store and not to steer customers to outside payment processors violated the Sherman Act. As WLF’s amicus brief explains, the increased output of apps at lower prices shows that Apple was not a monopolist. The brief also explains the procompetitive effects of the policies. Finally, the brief argues that the nationwide injunction on Epic’s state-law claim violates horizontal federalism principles.


WLF amicus brief