Sunday 4 December 2016

Man sues to keep Pokemon Go players away from his house

Published 02/08/2016 | 16:51

Pokemon Go has caused controversy
Pokemon Go has caused controversy

A man in the US has filed a lawsuit in a bid to keep Pokemon Go players away from his house.

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Jeffrey Marder, of West Orange, New Jersey, said strangers began lingering outside his home after the popular game was released last month.

At least five people knocked on his door and asked to get into his back garden to catch a Pokemon placed there virtually by the game, Mr Marder said.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in California against game makers Niantic, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company.

It seeks class action status for others who have had Pokemon stops and gyms placed on their property.

The lawsuit says the defendants have "shown a flagrant disregard" for placing virtual Pokemon without property owners' permission.

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