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Nintendo Wins Arbitration in Defective Joystick Suit

March 3, 2020, 2:56 PM

Players will have to arbitrate claims against Nintendo of America Inc. over allegedly defective joysticks on Nintendo Switch game systems, a federal court in Washington said.

Ryan Diaz and others allege in a proposed class action that the defect can cause the system’s Joy-Con controller to move or activate on its own. Nintendo is aware of the defect but failed to disclose it, and routinely refuses to repair joysticks without charge, according to the complaint.

But the plaintiffs entered into a valid arbitration agreement with Nintendo, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington said.

The agreement contains ...

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