Man sues Pokémon Go creators for allegedly encouraging trespassing

Man sues Pokémon Go creators for allegedly encouraging trespassing

A New Jersey man is suing Ninatic, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company over what he’s sees as an invasion of his privacy and profiting off his private property reports Polygon.

The filed documents in the class action allege strangers are lurking around and trespassing onto the plaintiff Jeffery Marder’s property in order to gain access to a gym in his backyard. The plaintiff also claims at least five individuals knocked on his door asked if they could go into his backyard “in order to “catch” Pokémon that the game had placed at Plaintiff’s residence”.

Reciting other known incidents similar to this the documents filed at the end of July say “Niantic even placed three Pokéstops within the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum”, and that the “intentional, unauthorized placement of Pokéstops and Pokémon gyms” constitutes invasion of privacy for all those affected.

Another key element in the lawsuit calls out the creators of Pokémon Go for profiting off other people’s land while showing no regard as to how this could impact the individuals living there.

The defendants, Ninatic, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, have 21 days to respond to the suit.