Pokémon Go-maker arranges lawsuit

Feb

17

2019

Pokémon Go-maker arranges lawsuit regarding locations Pokéstops and gyms

Niantic, maker of Pokémon Go, has reached a settlement in a lawsuit in the United States. The case involved Pokéstops and gyms that were in the claimants’ yard, which subsequently caused nuisance to players entering the yard.

The Hollywood Reporter reports this on the basis of documents posted online by a court in the US state of California. It is a class action case where the claimants have reached a settlement with Niantic. The latter promises, among other things, to take away Pokéstops and gyms at the plaintiffs’ premises; these would ensure that Pokémon Go players enter their yard. According to critics Niantic would hardly respond to complaints from people, after which a lawsuit was filed.

The plaintiffs who filed the case also receive a sum of $ 1,000, and Niantic also pays for an independent audit to ensure that the agreements are complied with. For people who have subsequently joined the class action , Niantic promises that a buffer of at least 100 meters will be used between their yard and the next Pokéstop or gym.

It is also easier to file complaints with Niantic; anyone who feels that he or she is bothered by players who enter the yard can apply for a removal, as long as the Pokéstop or gym is within 40 meters of the yard. Finally, a warning appears on the screen with users to respect other people’s territory. This appears as soon as ten or more players gather at a specific location.

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