Report: Pokemon Go Lawsuit Costs Developer Over $1.5 Million

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Pokemon Go lawsuit has reportedly been settled, with Niantic having to shell out over $1.5 million to compensate those affected by the failed “Pokemon Go Fest” event held in July of last year. An estimated 20,000 people showed up to Chicago’s Grant Park, with the hope of celebrating the wonders of catching Pokemon together. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned, with connectivity issues and logistical problems making the event a total failure.

Attendees weren’t happy, ultimately resulting in a class action lawsuit. According to TechCrunch, the lawsuit has now been settled, with $1,575,000 being used to reimburse attendees’ travel, accommodation, and other costs.

Those looking to claim more than $107 in expenses will need to have receipts as proof.

In other Pokemon news, a Nintendo Switch game was apparently in the localization stage during February, new Hoenn creatures were recently added to the game, and the little pocket monsters managed to defeat Star Wars Battlefront 2 in the Japanese sales charts.

Source: TechCrunch via USgamer

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