NJ man sues ‘Pokemon Go’ after repeated player visits

Man seeks class action status for owners of property turned into Pokemon stops

The Pokemon Go app (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A New Jersey man is going to federal court to keep “Pokemon Go” players away from his house.

Jeffrey Marder, of West Orange, says strangers began lingering outside of his home after the popular game was released last month. He says at least five people knocked on his door and asked to get into his backyard to catch a Pokemon placed there virtually by the game.

The lawsuit was filed on Friday in federal court in California against game makers Niantic Inc., Nintendo Co., and The Pokemon Company. It seeks class action status for others who have had Pokemon stops and gyms placed on their property.

The lawsuit says the defendants have “shown a flagrant disregard” for placing virtual Pokemon without property owners’ permission.

Spokespeople for the companies weren’t immediately available for comment.

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