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Epic Games appeals ruling in lawsuit alleging Apple monopoly

The Apple logo is displayed at the Apple Store June 17, 2015. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

(AP) — Epic Games is appealing a federal judge’s decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.

The maker of the popular Fortnite video game said in a court filing Sunday that it will take the ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

In a 185-page decision rendered Friday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store.

But she rejected Epic’s allegations that Apple ran a monopoly.

Epic’s notice of appeal said it would appeal the decision “and all orders leading to or producing that judgment.”