Jacob Mitich was shot twice in the attack. He claims in a lawsuit that the developer "is unable to create a secure environment," Kotaku . Prior to the lawsuit, EA had already canceled other Madden qualifiers and pledged to donate $ 1 million to the victims.
The Fire Marshal closed Chicago Pizza, located in Jacksonville Landing, this week. News 4 Jacksonville reports that the game room where the tournament took place did not stand on the approved plans for its founding. The venue apparently violated the fire code by blocking out video outlets. It's not clear if this would have made a difference in getting away quickly during filming, but the fire chief blamed the venue for making the game room.
"If Chicago Pizza had not changed the layout plan by creating an unauthorized game room, the videogame tournament would not have happened, and so this incident would not have occurred in Jacksonville Landing," Jacksonville Fire Marshall's Kevin Jones wrote in the code Assassination Report
It is not clear how much Mitich demands for damages, but the lawsuit holds the shopping center where the tournament took place as directly responsible. The lawsuit states that Jacksonville Landing is "a center of dangerous, violent and too often lethal activity," and according to Kotaku there are regular violent incidents there.
The Morgan & Morgan Corporation representing Mitich makes it clear that this lawsuit is the first of many. The company represents several victims of the Madden shootout and promises that more of them plans to file suit soon.