What the heck is wrong with people? You can’t just go around suing people for the most microscopic things. If this were the case, we would sue all social media platforms, as they truly do take up a lot of our time and brain power. You don’t see people who live across the street from Chuck E Cheese suing them because people are living and enjoying themselves!
The developers of the game are not held accountable for the actions of grown people.
After weeks of complaining about Pokemon players trampling their landscaping, peering into their windows and even cussing at them, the Dodiches have filed a class action lawsuit, claiming Pokémon Go developers and owners have made millions of dollars while ruining the quality of life for many Americans. They claim the so-called Pokestops and gyms — which are actually GPS coordinates for Pokemon hunters looking for virtual creatures — are being placed on or near private property without the permission of owners.
In their case, they live across the street from Wahby Park — a Pokemon hotspot that has a so-called Poke gym and at least seven stops that draw hundreds of players on any given day.
This virtual playground, the Dodiches say in their lawsuit, has turned into a real-life nightmare for their typically quiet neighborhood.
“Nobody gets sleep anymore,” the lawsuit claims. “How is this acceptable? … They hang out on our lawns, trample landscaping, look in vehicles … We don’t feel safe … I don’t feel safe sitting on our porch.”
The plaintiffs are suing three defendants: Niantic, the San Francisco-based software company that developed and published Pokémon Go; Nintendo, which owns 32% in the Pokemon company and receives a percentage of all Pokémon Go revenues, and Pokemon Co., which is headquartered in Tokyo. None of the defendants could be immediately reached for comment. Source
This is really ridiculous, and we hope that Pokemon Co. wins this one.
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