“Pokemon Go” may have to have its day in court. New Jersey man Jeffrey Marder is filing a class action lawsuit against the companies behind the game because he’s sick of players knocking on his door and asking if they can go into his backyard and catch a Pokemon placed there virtually by the game.
The suit names three companies behind the mobile sensation, Niantic Inc., Nintendo Co., and The Pokemon Company, and seeks to represent other people who have been inconvenienced by the game. According to the paperwork, the game’s creators “have shown a flagrant disregard for the foreseeable consequences of populating the real world with virtual Pokémon without seeking the permission of property owners.”
For what it’s worth, J.C. Smith, The Pokemon Company’s consumer marketing director, has previously said they’re working on keeping the game as rewarding as it currently is but updating it so it “respects the real world.”
Source: Associated Press