Jacob Mitich was shot twice in the attack. He claims in a trial that the developer "has not provided a safe and secure environment", according to Kotaku . Prior to the lawsuit, EA had already interrupted other Madden qualifying tournaments and promised to donate $ 1
The fire marshall stopped Chicago Pizza, located inside the Jacksonville Landing Shopping Center this week. News 4 Jacksonville reports that the game room where the tournament took place was not on the approved plans for the establishment. The venue apparently broke the fire code by having video game machines that block outputs. It is not clear if this would have made a difference when it came to going fast during the shooting, but the fire brigade blamed the place to create the game room in the first place.
"If Chicago Pizza would not have changed the layout plan by creating an unsuccessful game room area, the game tournament would not have happened, and this event would not have happened at Jacksonville Landing," Jacksonville Fire Marshal Kevin Jones wrote in the bridal report of the codes.
It is not clear how much Mitich asks for damage, but the lawsuit holds the mall where the tournament took place as fully responsible. Lawsuits say that Jacksonville Landing is "a hub of dangerous, violent and often deadly activity", and according to Kotaku there are violent events there regularly.
Personal injury law firm Morgan & Morgan, representing Mitich, indicates that this lawsuit is the first of many. The company represents several victims of Madden shooting and promising that more of them plan to institute legal proceedings soon.