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Class action lawsuit against Nintendo

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by McDave, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. McDave

    McDave WiiChat Member

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    Green Welling [classcounsel.com]

    Kotaku report [Kotaku.com]

    Slashdot article [Slashdot.org]

    I can't believe the idiocy of some people. Geniunely. The wording in the suit ("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.") indicates that somehow whilst holding the remote firmly, the strap snaps of its own accord, thus causing the owners hand to suddenly lose all its strength and fling the remote across the room.

    I for one have sent an email to Green Welling indicating my disgust at this lawsuit, I would hope others would as well.
     
  2. rtr1900

    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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  3. 3mpathy

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    Lol i hope nintendo take all that suckas money for wasting there time.
     
  4. SuperH

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    The wrist strap was never meant to keep the Wii remote from being impaled against a TV. Like it says, HOLD ONTO THE WII REMOTE!!!

    gw@classcounsel.com
     
  5. dan99iel

    dan99iel Hai :3. I'm back.

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    i sent a message too... Hope it helps!
     
  6. SuperH

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    Please be professional in comments sent to the lawfirm. It will help to prove our points and hold our ground.

    I basically said that the wrist straps function properly when used according to instructions. The wrist straps are meant to protect the Wii remote from being dropped -- not held. Anyone who holds onto the Wii remote will not throw it.

    I also mentioned Nintendo's voluntary product replacement program:
    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/strapreplace.jsp
     
  7. Kryptenx

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    I should've pasted, but I pretty much said that I as a future lawyer am appalled. Cases like these are what create bad stereotypes for the rest of us, and that the clients are completely at fault here.
     
  8. rtr1900

    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    It doesn´t matter if you explain it or not. Thos Lawfirm only see the % they can get from the lawsuit..... They are always the same. If they smell money, they will represent you. If they don´t, they don´t talk to you.....
     
  9. Kryptenx

    Kryptenx WiiChat Member

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    Exactly. Thankfully I'm going into corporate law, I couldn't deal with being like these Green Wellings people. They really are scumbags.
     
  10. sumimasen

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    Unfortunately this is just why the rest of the world laughs at the US. I know that around here (UK) the general opinion is that nowadays the American dream doesn't involve hard work or pioneering, rather suing somebody's ass off and get rich.
     
  11. klyick

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    Here is how this began.
    Kid DOES NOT follow instructions with Wii, and does not wear the wrist strap. Kid plays Wii sports, and stupidly chucks the Wiimote at $5,999 plasma screen tv. Wiimote breaks tv, kid panics. Kid intentionally breaks strap, and then breaks news of this unfortunate "accident" to his rich suburbanite mom or dad. Mom or Dad figure Wii is defective, contact lawyer friend for options. You know the rest.

    I say we take down the lawyers website. Hard.
     
  12. 5010

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    In Canada.. We don't sue people like this. Very sad indeed that people would even think to stoop so low.
     
  13. JDK721

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    They just want money!
     
  14. LyricistSoldier

    LyricistSoldier |Losing Faith Nintendo|

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    lawsuit... so ridiculous.
     
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    lmao
     
  16. LyricistSoldier

    LyricistSoldier |Losing Faith Nintendo|

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    Q: So... if i start swinging my lousville slugger... and u know... let go of it swinging in a crazy frenzie of fervor hitting my family members and friends... can i sue "them" the bat company for inflicting pain on my family by not providing a suitable enough gripping surface on my bat that ultimately caused me to "slip" n give them bloody heads? I mean im only having fun with it right? Its not my fault they aren't making it up to my beastly standards. :crazy:
     
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    sent a message :I am disgusted to hear about your laqwsuit against nintendo,it is not the companies' fault if someone loses grip of the wii controller because they are not careful enough to actually hold onto it. You stated that people had their wrist strap break CAUSING them to let go. In this instance they would have been relying on the strap to hold onto rather than holding the actual remote.

    hehe, tell me what you think
     
  18. echopeus

    echopeus WiiChat Member

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    heheh

    I replyed with analogy: wii remote is like a car. you can swing it as fast as you can but just like driving a car at top speeds it cant be safe....

    i also pointed out that car manufacturers are not sued because their cars can drive at 160 mph and speed limit is 65
     

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