Lawsuit Claims ‘Fortnite’ Is As Addictive As Cocaine

There's even Fortnite REHAB!

According to the CBC, 'some Canadian parents think Fortnite is dangerous for the health of their children and want game maker Epic, which keeps the Fortnite empire up and running, to be held responsible.

According to a Montreal-based law firm, an authorization request was filed in the Quebec city last week to put the lawsuit in motion.

The legal notice, filed on behalf of the parents of two minors, aged 10 and 15, likens the effect of the game to cocaine, saying it releases the chemical dopamine to the brain of vulnerable young people who can become dependent on playing.

“We dug into it and we realized there was a strong case for it,” said Alessandra Esposito Chartrand, an attorney with Calex Légal.

Chartrand said her firm was contacted by parents interested in suing the company for producing such an addictive game. She is asking others concerned about their child’s dependence on the game to come forward.'

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