Colorado resident Molly Elvig has filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo, claiming that the straps designed to secure the company's Wiimotes to player's hands are insufficient for the task, reports Gamecyte.
Additionally, Elvig's suit claims, Nintendo covered up evidence that the straps were faulty. To support her claim, Elvig offers internal Nintendo documents in which representatives for the firm acknowledge consumer complaints regarding cracked television sets and other mishaps caused by an airborne Wiimote.
Elvig's suit seeks immediate compensation for damages incurred, an effort by Nintendo to refund or replace its product and the establishment of a claims process for those who may negatively be affected by the issue in the future.
If this all sounds eerily similar to the lawsuit Nintendo faced two years ago, that's because many details are exactly the same.
Not only is Ms. Elvig represented by the same lawyer who argued the earlier class-action suit, her claim is also essentially the same -- though Nintendo has since updated the design of the Wiimote strap.
The key difference here is the addition of Elvig's claim that Nintendo obscured evidence of its guilt in the strap issue.
Source : http://blog.wired.com/