Video Game Law Blog

November 20, 2005

Parents of a 13 year-old boy have sued Blizzard Entertainment, claiming that World of Warcraft caused the boy to jump to his death from a 24 story building. The parents are also planning to turn this into a class-action lawsuit to sue "the whole game industry".
This is similar to the GTA lawsuit where families of three police officers killed in 2003 sued Take Two, Wal-Mart, Sony and various video game stores. The lawsuit claims the teenaged killer was motivated and trained to kill by Grand Theft Auto.

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