A Pokémon Go Lawsuit May Lead to Moving and Removing Stops and Gyms

One of the biggest complaints from people involving Pokémon Go has been the placement of Gyms and PokéStops in areas that happen to be residential and private property. To the point where it's lead to a lawsuit in California over the matter. However, there is a proposed settlement on the case that may change all of this, if Niantic accepts the proposal. Variety broke the news this afternoon, citing that the settlement would force the company to make a website where property owners can request to have a location moved or removed from their system if it's within 40 meters of their property. Niantic moving forward would have to use "commercially reasonable efforts" to resolve those complaints and find a resolution within 15 days for 95% of cases every year.

A Pokémon Go Lawsuit May Lead to Moving and Removing Stops and Gyms

If the option goes through, it wouldn't be completely detrimental to Pokémon Go, but it would probably open the door for many popular spots to vanish overnight as there are just some businesses and homes who are done having people loitering and trolling their properties just to catch Pokémon at 3am. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are seeking $1,000 each "for their service to the class and in assisting to bring about the substantial benefits of the settlement." We'll keep an eye on this and see how it pans out.

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