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Quebec Joy-Con Class Action Suit Application Filed

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Lambert Avocat Inc. submitted a Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, Pro Controller, and Joy-Con drift class action suit application in Quebec, Canada. The law firm is hoping to file a suit for restitution, suggesting that the analog stick drifting during normal use was a “hidden defect” that violated terms in the Consumer Protection Act. The firm is now collecting additional information from other people possibly dealing with the issue and waiting for a Superior Court of Quebec judge to authorize the proceedings.

The Lambert Avocat’s questionnaire asks fairly typical questions. For example, it asks if people have a Switch, if they had to deal with Joy-Con drift, if Nintendo ended up involved or they had to buy new controllers, and if people had any video footage of the controllers or systems’ problems. It also allows people to sign up for an email list to receive additional updates.

Joy-Con drift class action motions and lawsuits have been filed for a few years now. For example, one was first filed back in July 2019, with the Switch Lite even added to it. However, we’ve also seen these sorts of cases dropped and sent to arbitration.

Nintendo does perform Joy-Con drift repairs for free and has since about mid-2019. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa even apologized for the issues.

Lambert Avocat Inc. is now accepting additional registration forms and said it will offer updates on the potential Joy-Con drift class action suit on its Facebook page.

Jenni Lada
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Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.