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Class action lawsuit filed against Pokemon Go for populating the real world with virtual Pokemon

By Mason White 4:12 AM August 18, 2016
Teen laying Pokemon Go (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A couple in Michigan, has filed a class action against the makers of Pokemon Go, alleging that they have populated the real world with unwanted virtual Pokemon.

Scott and Jayme Dodich of St. Clair Shores, filed the lawsuit against Niantic, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company in the federal court of California.

The couple is trying to stop Niantic from placing Pokemon in or near private property, unless they have the permission of the owner.

They are also seeking a share of the Pokemon Go revenue be given to residents whose properties have contributed to the popularity of the game.

The couple told the court that Pokemon Go players are walking on their grass, looking into their windows, and even insulting them.

They claim that hundreds of people come every day near or on their property.

According to the lawsuit, the makers of Pokemon Go have shown a blatant disregard for the foreseeable consequences of populating the real world with virtual Pokemon.