Pokemon Go Fest's blunders result in class-action lawsuit

Pokémon GO Fest Chicago

Niantic spend millions of dollars in marketing Pokemon Go feast and it was a success because they managed to get the fans hyped for it, but these annoying issue spoiled the party for everyone, especially for fans, disappointment was to a such a level that many fans went a step ahead and made a decision to file a Class-Action Lawsuit against Niantic.

Recently to celebrate Pokemon GO turning 1 year old and to celebrate the launch of legendary Pokemon, Niantic chose to hold a Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago that gathered players together to make the game more social. Then server problems and overloaded cell towers kept players from logging on.

Zimmerman explained that the suit was filed because numerous event's attendees "were not able to obtain the special Pokemon and other rewards that were advertised as being available only to those people who attended the fest".

Defense Attorney Thomas Zimmerman was contacted by Jonathan Norton. It will definitely be interesting to see how this one plays out.

In an update post detailing Pokémon GO's upcoming European Safari Zone events, Niantic has announced that the first two events scheduled for early August will now be delayed until the Autumn / Fall season.




The LEGENDARY POKEMONS are extremely rare and require at least 10-20 people to catch them.

The suit seeks unspecified damages to be determined at a trial.

"Niantic is not offering to refund people's travel expenses for coming to Chicago".

The maker of Pokémon GO and sponsor of the festival, Niantic, has apologized and offered refunds. On the other hand, Zimmerman defends its clients saying that these amounts will not suffice considering that many people had traveled from different parts of the world just to take part in the event and that the lawsuit against Niantic is simply because the company did not deliver what it promised.

"Fest attendees, many of whom like Plaintiff traveled to Chicago from other states or countries, had the reasonable expectation of arriving at Grant Park for a day of capturing rare 3D monsters with their friends, families, and other so-called Pokemon Go "Trainers, ' but the reality of the Fest fell flat in comparison to Defendant's promises", the suit said".

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