Appeal against Fortnite lawsuit rejected, Quebec case proceeds
A Quebec Court of Appeal has denied Epic Games’ request to reverse a December decision to approve a class action lawsuit alleging the company’s video game Fortnite Battle Royale is too “addictive.”
Judge Sylvain Lucier of the Superior Court of Quebec approved the class action, and Judge Guy Cournoyer of the Court of Appeals wrote a decision dismissing the appeal, stating that Lucier was not erroneous in his judgment.
Now you can proceed with the case.
Parents of three in Quebec sued US-based Epic, accusing the game’s creators to deliberately design Fortnite Battle Royal to be “extremely addictive” Allegedly causing psychological, physical and financial harm to children.
They are seeking damages to be determined at a later date.
Neither claim has been proven in court, and a court date is set shortly.
Fortnite Makers Ordered To Pay $520 Million According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, by the end of 2022, we plan to resolve complaints about children’s privacy and payment methods that tricked players into making unintended purchases.
The settlement includes a $245 million customer reimbursement order for so-called “dark patterns” and billing practices and a $275 million fine for collecting personal information from players under the age of 13 without informing their parents. split.
Dark patterns are deceptive online techniques used to pressure players into doing things they didn’t intend to do.
“Fortnite’s counter-intuitive, inconsistent, and confusing button configuration resulted in players being charged unnecessary fees with the press of a single button,” the FTC said. “These tactics have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims for consumers.”