A few months ago, I heard about a case where a kid sued Nintendo because he was unhappy with a game. I found the whole situation amusing, so I added it to my list of topics. Back in June, I was moving to a new house while at the same time, remodeling our old house to get it ready to sell. It was a super stressful, busy time. But I also wanted to keep making videos. I came back to this topic and decided I really wanted to make it. I looked up the case on PACER and found that all the documents had been archived. I called the National Archives at Kansas City, who told me the documents were stored in the National Archives at Boston. A quick phone call and $90 later, I had a PDF with everything I needed. The bulk of my writing came from these court documents. I was also able to find some newspaper clippings about the case.
Although the whole thing was dismissed, I still can’t get over the idea of a kid suing Nintendo. Of course his dad was a lawyer!
Thiemann v. Nintendo of America, LJN Toys, MLB, Civil No. B-90-72-EBB
“Beware jilted fan” by Jim Taylor, The Province, February 18th, 1990
“Boy wages legal fight over video ballgame” by Joanne Johnson, Hartford Courant, March 5th, 1990
“Youth makes pitch to sue Nintendo, Major Leagues” by UPI, The Dispatch, February 1st, 1990
By Norman Caruso|2020-04-25T13:46:01-05:00September 4th, 2019|Episodes|Comments Off on When a 9-Year-Old Sued Nintendo