$1.5M Pokémon GO Fest Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

You are included in the Pokémon GO Fest Class Action Settlement if “had a valid ticket for and attended the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, Illinois on July 22, 2017.”

Note: The Settlement Class does not include those who purchased a ticket to the Pokémon GO Fest but did not attend the event.

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Settlement Amount

  • $1,575,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Individual payouts will vary and your actual amount will depend on if you incurred verified losses for airfare , hotel/lodging, and car rental expense as well as any unverified expenses such as parking, third-party transportation, mileage/gas, and toll expenses.

Proof of Purchase

You will need to submit documentation supporting your expenses or harm suffered such as proof of payment for airfare, hotel/lodging, and parking.

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

You can also download and print a paper claim form here.

Pokémon GO Fest Settlement Notes

  • Norton, et al. v. Niantic Inc.
  • Case No. 2017 CH 10281
  • Pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department – Chancery Division

Plaintiffs Jonathan Norton and Kenneth Fleischer brought this class action lawsuit regarding the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, Illinois on July 22, 2017. According to court documents, Niantic advertised the Fest as the one year anniversary celebration of one of the most popular mobile games – Pokémon GO. Specifically, Niantic advertised that those in attendance would be able to play Pokémon GO  with thousands of other players from around the world in one location, and that numerous special prizes, events, and rewards were available only to those who were in attendance at the Pokémon GO Fest.

However, the lawsuit states that, in reality, attendees were not able to play Pokémon GO because Niantic failed to account for the number of people that attended and technical problems with the game’s software. These factors led to the game being “unplayable” for Fest attendees.

Norton and Fleischer say they, and all other attendees, incurred losses as a result, including unnecessary travel and lodging expenses.

Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Pokemon GO Fest Settlement website.

Class members who wish to opt out or object to the terms of the Pokémon GO Fest Settlement must do so by July 9, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit an Claim Form by July 24, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 7/24/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 7/9/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 9/6/18: Final Hearing at 1:00 pm CT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.GoFestSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Pokemon Go Fest Administrator, P.O. Box 404041, Louisville, KY 40233-4041
  • Phone: 1-866-666-6803
  • Email: info@GOfestsettlement.com

Class Counsel

  • Thomas A. Zimmerman, Jr., Sharon A. Harris, Matthew C. De Re, Nickolas J. Hagman and Maebetty Kirby of Zimmerman Law Offices PC.

Settlement Website

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