The PokemonGo craze has apparently gotten so out of hand, the creators are actually facing a $5 million class action lawsuit for allegedly breaking “nuisance laws.”
According to Perez Hilton, a new lawsuit filed in California federal court claims the game encourages users to break nuisance laws.
For example, people wondering into other’s yards and hanging out in front of homes. Movie theaters, parks, and other landmarks tagged as Poke-Stops have garnered so much traffic it’s becoming a problem for local residents.
The lawsuit filed by attorney Jennifer Pafiti states:
“At least five individuals knocked on Plaintiff’s (Jeffrey Marder) door and asked for access to Plaintiff’s backyard in order to ‘catch’ Pokémon that the game had placed at Plaintiff’s residence in West Orange, New Jersey — without Plaintiff’s permission. Defendants have shown a flagrant disregard for the foreseeable consequences of populating the real world with virtual Pokémon without seeking the permission of property owners.”
The plaintiff is seeking repayment for damages and prevention of “in-game GPS tags” from landing on private property.
Who knew nuisance laws were a thing? BRB making my list of nuisances!