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Nintendo Defective Joy-Con Controller Claim Must Be Arbitrated

May 21, 2020, 7:59 PM

An Illinois man must arbitrate his claim that Nintendo of America Inc. sold defective controllers with its Switch game systems, a federal court in the state said Thursday.

Zachary Vergara entered into a valid arbitration agreement with Nintendo, and whether his claim falls within its scope is for an arbitrator to decide, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said.

Vergara, who sought to represent a nationwide class and an Illinois subclass, said he bought a Nintendo Switch in November 2017 that included two Joy-Con controllers. A little over a year later, both controllers began to move...

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