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Niantic and Nintendo facing another lawsuit because of Pokemon GO players

Niantic and Nintendo facing another lawsuit because of Pokemon GO players

More people are trying to sue Niantic Labs because of Pokemon GO.

A couple in Michigan have filed a lawsuit against Nintendo, Niantic, and The Pokemon Company because the mega-popular location-based game has caused their neighbourhood to become "overrun" with players.

Players' behaviour has reportedly been somewhat aggressive towards residents, with some looking through windows and "cussing" at homeowners, who no longer feel comfortable going outside.

The lawsuit seeks to ban Niantic from placing Pokestops on private property, as well as giving a percentage of the revenues to residents whose lives have been negatively impacted by the game.

Lawyer up

A similar lawsuit was filed in New Jersey on 3 August 2016 by a person who felt that Pokemon GO was encouraging trespassing.

Lawsuits against the developer were only a matter of time really, so expect more to follow in the coming months.

Although, with the game having made an estimated $350 million so far, Niantic probably has enough money to quietly settle these cases out of court.

[Source: GamesIndustry.biz]


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Ric was formerly the Editor of Pocket Gamer and the Deputy Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He still pops up time to time to review games.

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