Unfortunately this was not enough for some as nearly two dozen Pokemon GO gamers have since filed lawsuits against Niantic, seeking travel reimbursement for the event that some gamers travelled from out of town for. According to Chicago-based attorney Thomas Zimmerman, more than 20 gamers have since joined the class-action suit.
Zimmerman claims that the participants in the class-action lawsuit are only looking to be compensated to their time and travel. “We’re not seeking any relief with respect to the failure to get legendary Pokémon, because Niantic is offering that. But Niantic is not offering to refund people’s travel expenses for coming to Chicago. Most of the people came from out of state, many people from other countries — I talked to someone who flew in from Japan.”
Whether or not Niantic will decide to settle with these players remains to be seen. However the company has recently acknowledged that there were a few issues that contributed to the event’s failure, and stated that for future events they will ensure that they will be better prepared.
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