- A Montreal legal firm announced that they will be looking to file an application for authorization to initiate a class action lawsuit against Epic Games.
Class Action Lawsuit Against Epic Games
After a disastrous Season 10 which was filled with problems and players complaining, it looks like Epic Games has some more headaches coming their way.
Calex Legal announced that they are looking to file an application for authorization to initiate a class action lawsuit against Epic Games Inc., the creator of the video game Fortnite, and their Canadian subsidiary. The clients of Calex Legal are two parents of highly addicted players in Fortnite, and they are inviting other affected parents who may be concerned to come into contact with them. Calex Legal specializes in class-action lawsuits and is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
There are no other details at the moment.
No Stranger to Lawsuits
Epic Games has seen many lawsuits before, so they’re no stranger in the space as they were sued by Alfonso Rebeiro, and the back-pack kid over the use of their dance moves being translated into emotes in-game. Nickmercs, a popular streamer for FaZe Clan took the side of Epic Games saying:
“Everyone is suing for these dances, you guys are f**king weirdos bro.And your just in it for money, quick grab. Some lawyers got a hold of you, talked your ear off and now you want money.”
This lawsuit, however, is quite different. It’s about addiction, something that almost all players experience with video games. The question is, how did the addiction deeply impact the daily lives of the affected parties.
There are over 250 million players Fortnite players, making it one of the most popular games in the world.
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— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 3, 2019