The very first lawsuit against Pokemons
A lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Pokemon Go over players trespassing on private property.
A man in the US said strangers started lingering outside of his home with at least five people knocking on his door.
"At least five individuals knocked on Plaintiff’s door and asked for access to Plaintiff’s backyard in order to 'catch' Pokémon that the game had placed at Plaintiff’s residence in West Orange, New Jersey — without Plaintiff’s permission," states the lawsuit filed by Marder's attorney Jennifer Pafiti.
The first suit against game makers Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company seeks class action status for others who have had Pokemon stops and gyms placed on their property.
Released on 6 July, the smartphone game has become a global phenomenon.
The lawsuit accuses the defendants of having "shown a flagrant disregard for the foreseeable consequences of populating the real world with virtual Pokemon without seeking the permission of property owners."