Epic CEO Cook, officials on the provisional list of witnesses in the Epic Games case

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook, software chief Craig Federigi and other executives have been placed on a provisional list of witnesses in the Epic Games vs. software giant case, the court heard on March 19.

Matt Fisher, vice president of the App Store, and Phil Schiller, an Apple Paul Fellow, were also named in the list submitted to the U.S. District Court Northern District of the California Auckland Division, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.

IPhone maker Epic Games, the maker of the popular game Fortnight, owns Loggerheads, which last year tried to avoid a 30% fee that charges developers on the Apple Plus App Store by launching a payment system in its app. The move prompted Apple to ban Fortnight from its store.

In a separate court filing, Epic Games listed its founder and chief executive Tim Sweeney as one of its own witnesses in the case.

Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment, but said in a statement to Bloomberg that it “believes the case will prove with confidence that Epic intentionally breaches its contract to increase its revenue.”

Epic Games did not immediately respond to a direct message from one of its official facial Twitter handles.

Reporting by Ismail Shakeel and Derek Francis in Bengaluru; Edited by Jason Neely