A survivor of the current Jacksonville capturing has sued EA for failing “to provide a safe and secure environment” on the Madden NFL 19 event.
Many of us are nonetheless reeling from final week’s deadly capturing at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s a horrible tragedy that, in line with one survivor, Electronic Arts itself bears some accountability for.
Jacob Mitich is an attendee who was shot twice through the event however survived. He has now filed a lawsuit towards EA, the Chicago Pizza venue, the Jacksonville Landing mall, and five other defendants. There aren’t any particulars on a certain quantity claimed, but it surely states the venue was unsafe and that the defendants “failed to provide a safe and secure environment”.
An announcement from Mitich’s lawyer James Young claims Mitich “trusted the event host and organisers, and believed that he was walking into a safe space … That trust was shattered when shots rang out in an over-crowded, since-shut-down, non-permitted space. Combined with an alleged abject failure to provide adequate security, the result was tragic.”
Before somebody claims nobody – particularly EA – may have ready for this capturing, Young was prepared for this. Mitich’s lawsuit describes Jacksonville Landing as “a hub of dangerous, violent and too often, deadly activity”, pointing to different current shootings and stabbings as proof.
To its credit score, EA responded to the tragedy with a $1 million donation to shooting victims, whereas promising to evaluate its insurance policies for future occasions. “At this time, we are fully focused on supporting the victims and all those affected by this tragic event,” it stated in an announcement on the lawsuit.