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Nadler & Cicilline Joint Statement on Epic Games v. Apple Ruling

Washington, September 10, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following joint statement after a federal judge found that Apple had engaged in anticompetitive conduct but did not violate the federal antitrust laws: 

“Today’s decision is even further evidence that Congress must enact rules of the road to ensure free and fair competition online. While this decision includes some relief for consumers, app developers, startups, and other innovators, it is clear that courts continue to narrowly interpret the antitrust laws in favor of monopolies and against consumers, workers, and small businesses. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act would establish clear rules to ensure that dominant platforms cannot continue to pick winners and losers and dictate the terms of commerce online. We look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues on a bipartisan basis to swiftly enact this legislation.”