Niantic is settling first-ever Pokémon GO Fest lawsuit for over $1.5 million

Pokémon GO developer Niantic is settling a class action suit surrounding the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in July 2017. The developer is paying out $1,575,000 dollars to reimburse various costs attendees might have picked up along the way. Things like airfare, hotel costs, up to two days of parking fees, car rental, mileage and tolls. According to documents filed in a Chicago court, an official website for the settlement should be up by May 25, 2018, with an email sent to let attendees know.

The documents also note a few potential catches: those claiming part of the settlement will need to have checked in to GO Fest through the game, and anyone claiming more than $107 in expenses will need to have receipts. If there’s money left after all claims, lawyer fees, etc., the remaining balance will be split evenly and donated to the Illinois Bar foundation and the nonprofit organization Chicago Run. “In no event will money revert back to Niantic” it reads.

Source: TechCrunch


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