Niantic is being sued by some Pokemon Go attendees
31 July, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Yolanda Murray
Californian Jonathan Norton who, after traveling to Chicago and participating in the disastrous Pokemon event, chose to file a lawsuit against Niantic seeking reimbursement of the costs of his displacement. With the unkept promises Niantic made about the festival, plaintiff Jonathan Norton feels that many attendees wouldn't have made the trip had they known the festival wasn't going to provide the experience that was both promised and expected. Most attendees were unable to play for hours, due to server overload the likes of which they hadn't seen since the game's launch.
Thus, many participants were never able to take advantage of the Pokemon and other exclusive bonuses during the event, giving rise to a shocking entry of Niantic CEO John Hanke and the rise of many songs "we cannot play "(we cannot play). By purchasing a ticket to the event, Norton was promised that he would have the chance to catch rare Pokemon, but he couldn't even connect to the game.
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The suit seeks unspecified damages to be determined at a trial. Polygon asked Niantic to reply, but they refused to comment on current legal issues.
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"But Niantic is not offering to refund people's travel expenses for coming to Chicago". 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. "Most of the people came from out of state, many people from other countries - I talked to someone who flew in from Japan".
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