Google began by showing that Barnes is primarily an expert who consults in court and primarily looks into financial fraud — then got him to agree there’s no allegation of fraud in this case and that Google’s financial documents seem credible.
“That was the result of my inquiry, yes,” says Barnes.
Now, Google is trying to justify its high profit margins, pointing out Barnes isn’t aware if Google has higher profit margins than any other app store — and even if it did, getting him to admit that companies with strong brands and strong products could have higher profit margins than others.
Barnes is definitely on the back foot! But how relevant is this? I guess we’ll find out after Epic’s lawyer gets another chance with him.