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Civil Litigation

Jun. 19, 2024

Lawsuit accusing Epic, Microsoft of developing addictive products dismissed

The dismissal comes after it emerged that the minor on whose behalf the case was filed had only held an Epic account for three days before the complaint was filed.


A lawsuit accusing gaming companies including Epic Games Inc. and Microsoft Corp. of specifically developing and designing their products to cause addiction has ended after complaints against each of the defendants were dismissed by a federal court in Illinois.

The case, brought by Cynthia Jimenez individually and on behalf of I.C., a minor, was terminated by the court on June 13. The complaint, filed last November, stated I.C. required medical treatment including counseling and ...

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