Thompson adds ESRB as Defendant in Best Buy Suit

On Monday there was a report on game-hatin' attorney Jack Thompson's plan to file a lawsuit against Best Buy, allegedly for selling M-rated games to minors.

Thompson issued a press release yesterday, stating that he had indeed filed the suit in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court and providing a case number (07-36080).

However, the claim against Best Buy suit looks as if it will be going nowhere. Thompson has also apparently named the ESRB in the suit. That looks like a non-starter as well. His explanation:

"The ESRB has been sued by Thompson because it is well known that it a) is owned and operated by the video game industry, b) does not even play the games it rates to conclusion, c) routinely mislabels games as to age appropriateness, per testimony before the U.S. Congress, and is engaged in representations to American parents that the age label are accurate and are keeping "Mature" games out of the hands of kids…"

Although a complaint has yet to be seen, Thompson also apparently takes a shot at Dr. David Walsh, president of the National Institute on Media and the Family. Relations between Thompson the NIMF head have been frosty ever since Walsh publicly distanced himself from Thompson as reported. Thompson writes:

"[The lawsuit] details the relationship between Best Buy and the alleged "video game industry watchdog" organization called the National Institute for Media and the Family headed by David Walsh. Both are located in Minneapolis."

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I hope this guy chokes on a piece of food and dies!

TruthbeTold4871d ago (Edited 4871d ago )

It's a sad time in America when some Self righteous/Religious/etc. lawyer claims the authority to pick out things pertaining to self-contained choice and sue to try and make them illegal. How about someone sues this clown over starting frivolous and unconstitutional lawsuits? He's in the pocket of Fox news, and does these sort of things to become more popular in the eyes of that extremely biased and freedom hating demographic. It's disgusting. No one should be able to tell you, or I, or anyone else what games we can make, or buy, or sell.

jaja14344871d ago

Actually, as much as I really hate this guy, the idea of America is that he can do exactly what he is doing. You can't have the good without the bad...

jaja14344871d ago

I'm curious, how can he sue them when, legally speaking, they did nothing wrong?

Grim Visage4871d ago

i hope this [email protected] gets his @ss kicked by the angry video game nerd

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