Of Condominium Associations and Pocket Monsters (Pokemon)

During Summer 2016, the Pokémon GO game for smartphones took the world by storm – leveraging novelty and nostalgia to get millions of Americans up off the couch and out of doors in ways that create important legal issues for

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Coal Harbour condo dwellers call Pokemon pest control

Residents of a Coal Harbour condo building are now free of pesky Pokestops after complaining to the City of Vancouver and their MLA, as well as to the company that makes the popular augmented reality game.  “Their concern was there

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Pokémon Go Class Action Says ‘Pokestop’ Disturbs Condo Residents (FL)

The Pokémon Company, Nintendo Co. Ltd. and app maker Niantic Inc. are facing a class action lawsuit filed by a condominium association that claims its unwanted “Pokestop” designation has created a major disruption to its residents.  The Villas of Positano

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Pokémon, Zika and Marijuana Are Creating New Concerns and New Risks for Condo Associations

The risks confronting condo associations are generally well-known. Although there are always variations on old themes, the risk fundamentals don’t tend to change much from year to year. But every now and then new risks emerge, like Loch-ness monsters from

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For Many Condo Communities, Pokemon Go Quickly Becoming Pokemon No

The issues arise both from nonresidents who are pursuing these animated characters and feel compelled to enter a property as well as from residents and their guests who are gallivanting through the hallways and common areas at all hours in

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3 Hidden Opportunities Your HOA Can Unlock by Playing Pokémon Go

By now you’ve seen your share of Pokémon Go stories in the news. Some articles sing its praises—most notably getting kids out of the house—while others highlight the game’s perils, like turning people into zombies and causing vehicular crashes.  Not

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Pokémon Go, What HOA’s Need to Know

As technology changes, so must community associations adapt. On July 6, 2016, Nintendo and software developer, Niantic, released the new cellular phone game called, “Pokémon Go.” In the United States alone, an estimated 21,000,000 individuals use the application daily. During

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Pokemon GO…. Away! Mobile game can spell headaches for private residential communities.

After writing this blog for well over a decade, I often think that I have covered every conceivable topic which can impact shared ownership communities. Almost inevitably, just when I start thinking this is the case something new crops up

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The Pokemon Go Craze: Is the Game App Driving Your Co-op or Condo Crazy?

Pokemon Go has taken America by storm.  But if you’re perhaps one of the few people who haven’t heard yet about the popular video game app that has been in the news recently, here’s a refresher: Pokemon Go lets smartphone

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POKÉMON…STOP!!!???

In less than a week, according to Tech Crunch, Pokémon Go has surpassed the number of people using Twitter and exceeds the number of daily interactions with Facebook. This number does not even include the number of users in Europe

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POKÉMON GO: What Does Your Condo or HOA Need to Know?

Pokémon Go is a free mobile video game that is taking the world by storm. Pokémon Go was released on July 6, 2016 in the United States and has already has more than ten million downloads. Pokémon Go is different

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Pokémon Chasing: Coming Soon to an HOA Near You

This gaming craze has created stories and news all over the U.S. It’s even impacting HOA’s and homeowner association management companies. Homeowners are calling in concerned about the activity they are seeing go on in the community. After further research

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