In re Pokémon Go Nuisance Litigation
In re Pokémon Go Nuisance Litigation
3:16-cv-04300-JD

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ATTENTION: ALL PERSONS IN THE UNITED STATES WHO OWN OR LEASE PROPERTY WITHIN 100 METERS OF ANY LOCATION THAT NIANTIC HAS DESIGNATED, WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT, AS A POKÉMON GYM OR POKÉSTOP IN THE POKÉMON GO MOBILE APP.

What is this lawsuit about?

A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about the location-based mobile game Pokémon Go, styled In re Pokemon Go Nuisance Litigation, Case No. 3:16-cv-04300-JD (N.D. Cal.). The lawsuit alleges that Niantic, Inc. (“Niantic”), the developer of Pokémon Go, violated state trespass and nuisance laws by placing game items called “Pokémon Gyms” and PokéStops” on or near privately-owned property without prior permission and by enticing and/or causing Pokémon Go players to trespass upon such properties and/or interfere with property owners’ use and enjoyment of such properties. Niantic denies any and all wrongdoing or legal violation. The settlement, if approved by the Court, will resolve the lawsuit by requiring Niantic to follow a series of procedures, detailed below, intended to minimize interference with the rights of private property owners.

Who is included?

Solely for purposes of effectuating this settlement, Judge James Donato of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has conditionally certified a Settlement Class for injunctive relief of:

All persons in the United States who own or lease property within 100 meters of any location that Niantic has designated, without prior consent of such property owner or lessee, as a Pokéstop or Pokémon Gym in the Pokémon Go mobile application.

 

You may find more information about the lawsuit by reviewing the Long-Form Notice here.

 

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline
Event
Object to the Settlement

July 18, 2019
(Filed/Postmarked)

 

If you are a Class Member and the Settlement is approved by the Court, you will be bound by the release of injunctive and/or equitable claims. In other words, if you want to preserve your right to sue Niantic individually on similar grounds in the future, you must object to the Settlement as described in the Notice.
Attend the Final Approval Hearing

August 22, 2019
 

 

The District Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement. The Final Approval Hearing will be held on August 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 11, 19th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. 

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