I was hoping this wouldn’t happen, but I can’t say I’m terribly surprised. Some
scum sucking bottom feeder cheeky little monkey has come up with the clever idea of “going after Nintendo”: for the Wiimote-related injuries we mentioned a few days ago. I’m so ashamed that law firm is near my house:
Those clever cats over at Green Welling LLP slapped Nintendo with a lawsuit citing “Nintendo’s failure to include a remote that is free from defects” as a “breach of Nintendo’s own product warranty.” Apparently the nefarious straps were engineering the whole thing, since GW LLP claims “Owners of the Nintendo Wii reported that when they used the Nintendo remote and wrist strap, as instructed by the material that accompanied the Wii console, the wrist strap broke and caused the remote to leave the user’s hand.”
Wow… apparently Jack Thompson has competition now for legal idiocy against the gaming industry.
Nintendo hit with class action lawsuit for ‘defective’ wrist straps [Engadget]