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A Few Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Are Suing Niantic

The Pokémon GO Fest didn’t go at all well for Niantic or the attendees that gathered for the promising event. You’ve probably already read what went wrong at the event and it was nothing short of a disaster. Because of this, some attendees are suing Niantic. Thomas Zimmerman who is a Chicago-based attorney has said that he has 30-50  dissatisfied people on his books who are looking to sue to the company. He’s basically looking to reclaim the expenses for those who traveled from outside Chicago.



30 thoughts on “A Few Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Are Suing Niantic”

    1. When I first say the headline, I thought they were planning to REALLY sue the company hard. And I thought fuck those people, but then I read that they’re mostly wanting getting money back for expenses and travel. I can understand that a lot more. I don’t know, part says this is dumb the other part says I get it, but the whole of me says sucks to suck.

  1. Didn’t the company send out refunds to the attendees? Plus rewards in game? I find it ridicules they went out of state just to play pokemon go.

    Seriously guys. That was on you

      1. Hey refunded the event. Why is it the companies fault the 50 ppl willingly spent their own money to go to the event, again that was their decision it’s not the likeminded companies fault.

  2. Highly unlikely they get anything. Basic damages rarely go that far, and that the promoter already gave a basic refund will reflect well on them in court.

  3. Wasn’t Niantic already offering to cover the travel costs for the people who came all the way here to Chicago?? In addition to in-game rewards and $100 worth of merch?

    *sigh* You just can’t please some people. Seriously, I don’t think this is lawsuit-worthy. I’m done with this planet.

          1. Ridley X3 {R.I.P. Chester Bennington of Linkin' Park. Thank you for the awesome music. You will be missed. *cries*}

            The ones that don’t charge you if you lose a court case are definitely the good ones.

  4. People travel from all over the world to attend E3. I don’t see anybody dissing their decisions to do so. Should be no different with this. Niantic failed to hold up their end of the deal and admitted to it. People who traveled far for this just got ripped off and should be compensated on a rewind until before they started taking monetary action to make the trip. It’s only fair, not pathetic. In Muricah economy losing this much money on a trip for a failed event is a big deal.

  5. Ridley X3 {R.I.P. Chester Bennington of Linkin' Park. Thank you for the awesome music. You will be missed. *cries*}

    Honestly, this is better than being at the event & chunking bottles, so I’ll assume some of the people thinking of suing weren’t part of the group of losers throwing said bottles. Least no one could die from a lawsuit.

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