MDL Docket Sought for Video Game Addiction Lawsuits

  • Motion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has been asked to consolidate actions accusing video game makers, including Apple, Nintendo and Microsoft, of including “harmful and psychologically addictive features” in their products, while concealing their actions from the public.

In a March 14 motion, a group of plaintiffs say the cases should be transferred to the Western District of Missouri because they involve common issues, including whether the companies designed and developed their video game products to be psychologically addictive and whether they failed to warn consumers of the risk of “internet gaming disorder and/or addiction.”

Plaintiffs say …


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