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Nintendo must have seen this coming

As was bound to happen, law firm Green Welling LLP filed a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of the owners of the Nintendo Wii against Nintendo of America. The class action lawsuit contends that the Nintendo Wii is defective in nature due to the wrist strap for the remote.

The statement from the firm says that Nintendo is in the wrong as owners of the Nintendo Wii who supposedly followed the material that accompanied the Wii console experienced broken wrist strap causing the remote to leave the user’s hand. The lawsuit seeks an injunction that requires Nintendo to correct the defect and to provide a refund to the purchaser or to replace the defective Wii remote.

“Nintendo’s failure to include a remote that is free from defects is in breach of Nintendo’s own product warranty,” the statement reads. “The class action lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nintendo from continuing its unfair or deceptive business practices as it relates to the Nintendo Wii.”

The class action lawsuit now awaits approval from a judge. Nintendo has already responded to wrist strap worries with stronger materials and safety reminders. Last week Nintendo started offering free wrist strap replacements for all Nintendo Wii owners, allowing its users to upgrade to the safer and hopefully less accident-prone equipment.

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RE: bunch of idiots
By keitaro on 12/20/2006 8:30:59 AM , Rating: 4
You forget. This is America. "We" sue for anything and everything.

Now someone call up my lawyer. I need to file a lawsuit against the people who filed the lawsuit against Big N. My reason? Emotional and mental damage since I cannot handle that immense level of stupidity.

As soon I heard that the lawsuit was filed, I knew the case was a lost cause. I just can't wait to hear what they do to the case. Anyone care to bet how long until it gets thrown out?

RE: bunch of idiots
By jtesoro on 12/20/2006 11:43:07 AM , Rating: 2
You know, I'm actually looking for what the damages are, but all I could find is that they want Nintendo to correct the problem and refund / replace those remotes that are "defective". Am I missing some big dollar figure somewhere?

RE: bunch of idiots
By rcc on 12/20/2006 2:25:03 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe they are doing it as a freebee for the free advertising they are getting. Since the problem is already being addressed and they are otherwise superfluous.

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