September 3rd, 2018, 21:22 Posted By: wraggster
A survivor of the recent shooting at a Madden gaming tournament has filed a lawsuit against Electronic Arts and is seeking damages.
Jacob Mitich was shot twice during the incident, and is now taking legal action against the Madden publisher, the Chicago Pizza venue where the tournament was held, the Jackonsville Landing mall that contained the venue, and five other defendants, Kotaku reports.
The lawsuit does not specify the amount Mitich is claiming, but the claimed centre around negligence, stipulating that the venue was unsafe and that EA "failed to provide a safe and secure environment" for those taking part in the tournament.
A statement was released alongside the lawsuit from James Young, an attorney with personal injury law firm Morgan & Morgan. In it, Young claims Mitich "trusted the event host and organisers, and believed that he was walking into a safe space."
"That trust was shattered when shots rang out in an over-crowded, since-shut-down, non-permitted space," Young continued. "Combined with an alleged abject failure to provide adequate security, the result was tragic."
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