A proposed settlement filed in a court in northern California County on Thursday in a class trial Pokémon GO Niantic could affect the PokéStops, Gyms, and Raid Battles game of expanded reality. The case is related to the applicants' claims for inconvenience and unjust enrichment against Niantic .
The proposed agreement would apply to anyone in the United States who owns or leases property within 100 meters (about 328 feet) of a designated place Niantic such as PokéStop or Gym. The agreement will require Niantic to make a "commercial reasonable effort" for at least the next three years in response to allegations of inconvenience.
If the agreement is approved, the company will be required to enter an "ordinary complaints process" on the official website of the game to deal with complaints of inconvenience or inconvenience. Niantic will have to resolve complaints and report resolutions within 1
Niantic will have to remove the premises of PokéStop or Gym within 40 meters of a single-family residential building after receiving a complaint from the owner. Niantic is now removing PokéStops and Gyms after receiving appropriate complaints, but the game website does not have a special page for defining procedures or complaints.
The agreement will also require Niantic to maintain a complaints database, to include new in-game messages to ask players to respect private ownership and to add safeguards to avoid placing new PokéStops and Gyms in places that can lead to inconveniences and complaints. If more than 10 players are involved in a raid battle, Niantic will need to include a message that requires players to be "kind to others and respecting the real world." In addition, Niantic will have to meet the requests for limited working hours for PokéStops and Gyms in the parks.
The 11 plaintiffs claim to receive service prizes worth up to $ 1000 each from Niantic . Their lawyers also demand reimbursement of court fees related to the case.
New Jersey resident Geoffrey Mader filed an initial complaint for a group appeal against the Nintendo The Pokémon Company and Niantic in 2016, claiming that the game encourages the advent of foreigners. However, Marder has fallen as a plaintiff in the case around October 2018. The current claimants are Scott Dodich and Jayme Gotts-Dodich, the Association of Villas of the Positano Condominium on behalf of its members Jill M. Barbarise, Jason Sarkis, Melissa Perez, Hao, Bruce Garth, Sally Rogers, Deborah J. Pimenel and Loren Morgan.
Niantic also agreed in 2018 to settle a lawsuit on group action brought against the company seeking cash benefits to recover travel expenses for Pokemon GO Fest of Niantic July 2017 The company's representative issues payments earlier this month to those who have chosen to seek remuneration in the case.
Sensor Tower, the organization for data analysis for mobile applications, reported in January that the game has earned around $ 795 million worldwide in 2018, a 35% increase over its 2017 earnings. July 2016
Source: Variety (Stephanie Vogel)