The Quebec Supreme Court has allowed Canadians to file a class action lawsuit against Epic Games.

The possibility of a lawsuit has been under consideration for the last three years.

The Quebec Supreme Court has allowed Canadians to file a class action lawsuit against Epic Games. The lawsuit is related to Fortnite: potential plaintiffs consider the game too exciting and addictive for children.

The court had been exploring the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Epic Games since 2019, without considering the plaintiffs’ claims on the merits: it was necessary to find out whether the lawsuit looked manifestly unfounded. Epic Games is now liable to be sued.

The case was brought by parents of three Quebec children. They felt that Epic Games had intentionally designed Fortnite to be too long and addictive for children.

Parents believe that Fortnite has caused their children psychological, financial and physical harm. In particular, the children spent hundreds of dollars on the game; one of the children spent more than 7,781 hours playing the game.

The plaintiffs intend to seek damages from Epic Games, the amount of which has not yet been determined. If the class action is filed, other Canadian parents can join in.

Epic Games, in turn, plans to prove the baselessness of the claims of Fortnite players’ parents.

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