From Alexis Keenan’s “Apple’s App Store feud with Epic Games is far from over” posted Tuesday on Yahoo!Finance:
Apple (AAPL) on Friday asked a federal judge to hold off on enforcing an order that would force it to change some of its App Store policies while the tech giant appeals the ruling. Experts say Apple will likely have its request granted at some point as it continues to fight Epic Games over its App Store policies.
“If I were a betting person I would say that they’ll get a temporary stay,” Sam Weinstein, Cardozo School of Law professor and former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust division, told Yahoo Finance, speculating that Apple would win a provisional stay rather than the permanent one it sought.
In deciding Apple’s motion, the judge has several options, according to Weinstein. She could clarify the intent of the order and keep it in place; offer a permanent injunction pending the outcome of the appeal; or issue a temporary injunction and let the appeals court, where both Apple and Epic have filed appeals, decide on the matter.
My take: Kicking the can down the road is a well-trodden judicial path.