A victim of the Jacksonville shootings last week leaving three dead and 11 injured have filed a negligent security measure directed against both the EA, the producers of the Madden game featured in the video game tournament where the shooting took place , and the venue that hosted the qualification. According to Kotaku Jacob Mitich was shot twice during the incident and now he seeks damage on the grounds that EA and the premises failed to provide a safe and secure environment. shooting, Jacksonville Fire Marshals shut down the playable and pizzeria where it lies, referring to the missing submission of building plans that included the bar, as well as three fire code violations. These include blocked outputs, using stripper shutters as permanent wires, and by extension leads as replacement for permanent wires. Fireman's Kevin Jones Code Credit Report says that the tragedy "would not have happened" if the pizzeria had followed the rules because the game room would not exist.
Mitich is not the only one planning a lawsuit: Like USA Today the law firm Morgan & Morgan reports several clients who say they've had physical or emotional trauma and are preparing to get a lawsuit in retaliation.
"[Mitich] trusted the hosts and the organizers, believing he entered a safe room," Morgan lawyer James Young told Kotaku. "The trust was broken when the shots rang out in a crowded, closed-down, unauthorized room. Combined with an allegedly incorrect lack of adequate security, the result was tragic. We bring this lawsuit to keep the responsible responsible , and to ensure that players like Jake are able to come together to pursue their passion without fear of their lives. "
Earlier, the victims of mass shooting tried to sue the place where the tragedy occurred but in the case of the massacre in the Aurora cinema in 201
EA did not respond immediately to a request for comments, but earlier this week, the company promised to donate a million dollars to the victims of the shot. EA also interrupted the rest of the Madden tournaments scheduled in 2018, and noted that it would take time to establish better security protocols with its tournament partners.