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'Pokémon Go' Maker Catches Lawsuit Over Botched Festival

Law360, Springfield (July 27, 2017, 10:13 PM EDT) -- A California man who traveled to Chicago for the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest is suing the developer of the augmented reality video game, claiming the company was negligent in setting up the event that saw 20,000 players gather from around the world only to be met with outages when trying to play the game.

Named plaintiff Jonathan Norton filed the suit in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday, alleging he and the estimated 20,000 members of the putative class were victims of false advertising due to...
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