In a move that doesn’t shock me to say the least, Green Welling LLP has filed a Class Action Suit against Nintendo over “the defective nature of the Nintendo Wii”.
[quote]Green Welling LLP filed a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of the owners of the Nintendo Wii against Nintendo of America, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The class action lawsuit arose as result of the defective nature of the Nintendo Wii. In particular, the Nintendo Wii game console includes a remote and a wrist strap for the remote. 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. Nintendo’s failure to include a remote that is free from defects is in breach of Nintendo’s own product warranty.
The class action lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nintendo from continuing its unfair or deceptive business practices as it relates to the Nintendo Wii.The lawsuit also seeks an injunction that requires Nintendo to correct the defect in the Wii remote and to provide a refund to the purchaser or to replace the defective Wii remote with a Wii remote that functions as it is warranted and intended. If you would like additional information regarding the Nintendo WII Replacement Strap [url=http://www.classcounsel.com/news/wii.html]click here[/url].[/quote]
Seriously? Have we seen any legitimate cases where people were using the Wiimote correctly and broke the strap? I have a feeling that the Wii strap testing done last week will come into play as evidence as Nintendo pushes to get this thing dismissed.
Typically Class Action Suits are settled with the lawyers getting rich and the consumers getting a trivial settlement… like a replacement Wii strap. Oh wait, Nintendo is already doing that. So who does this suit benefit? In the above quote I didn’t see “This Class Action Suit was filed by Consumer Joe with Scummy Lawyer X in the state of La La Land”, but instead “Green Welling LLP filed a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of the owners of the Nintendo Wii against Nintendo of America, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington”. So it sounds to me like the law firm saw a chance to a) make a ton of cash and b) get their name out and tied to [i]protecting the consumers[/i] from [b]evil[/b] corporations like Nintendo. This is complete [insert your own explitive].