Pokémon Go makers are being sued for encouraging trespassing onto private property.
It seems like people in the US have had enough of Pokémon Go players entering their private property to catch Pokémon’s. Frustrated of people trespassing onto his private land, one man in particular, Jeffrey Marden from New Jersey, has decided to take action into his own hands and is suing the Pokémon Go makers on behalf of people whose properties are Gyms and PokéStops.
This is actually the first lawsuit to be filed against the technology company and it will be seeking unspecified damages of around $5 million (£3.7 million) for a “flagrant disregard” for the impact of the game on locations in the real world.
Marden has claimed that at least five people have knocked on his door and asked to catch Pokémon in his garden.
Jeffrey Marder, the New Jersey man who brought the case, claimed that at least five players had knocked on his door and asked to catch Pokémon in his garden. The game superimposes creatures into the real world, which players must physically approach in order to catch.
“Defendants have shown a flagrant disregard for the forseeable consequences of populating the real world with virtual Pokémon without seeking the permission of property owners,” the lawsuit alleges.
Niantic, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have 21 days from July 29 to respond to the court summons.