'Pokémon Go' Maker Escapes Trespass Class Action, For Now
Law360, San Francisco (July 27, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Thursday threw out claims that "Pokémon Go" maker Niantic Inc. was responsible for players trespassing on private land, saying the putative class was too broad and the plaintiffs failed to show that purported damages exceeded the $5 million minimum required for federal subject matter jurisdiction.
U.S. District Judge James Donato told the plaintiffs that he would let them replead the complaint, saying that while the $5 million in controversy requirement set by Twombly and Iqbal was "not a huge bar," the putative class hadn't met it. He noted that game maker Niantic hadn't raised subject matter jurisdiction...
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