'Pokemon Go' creators face lawsuit from Michigan couple

Complaint filed against Nintendo, The Pokemon Company and Niantic

By John Steckroth - Editor
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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - The “Pokemon Go” craze is moving into the next phase – lawsuits.

Scott Dodich and Jayme Gotts-Dodich, of St. Clair Shores, filed a class action lawsuit against Niantic, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo.

The local couple believes the placement of a Pokemon Gym and Pokestops at Wahby Park has turned their neighborhood into “a nightmare.”

The couple lives on a private cul-de-sac and alleges that over several weeks, Pokemon Go players parked their vehicles on their street and blocked driveways. The couple also alleges that players trespassed on lawns, trampled landscaping and peered into windows.

The complaint also alleges that when Jayme Gotts-Dodich asked a Pokemon Go player to leave her property, the player told her to “shut up b****, or else.”

The couple has requested the removal of the Pokestops and Pokmon Gym using the designated request forms on the company’s website to no avail and have received generic responses.

The suit alleges that the intentional, unauthorized placement of Pokestops and Pokemon gyms on or near private property constitutes a continuing invasion of use and enjoyment. Due to the ignored repeated requests for removal, the couple believes that Niantic is liable for nuisance and that all defendants have been unjustly enriched.

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