Robbie Hargett Feb. 16, 2016, 12:58pm


NEWARK, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) - An Englewood man is suing a dating services marketing company, alleging he was not able to unsubscribe from unsolicited e-mails.

Harold M. Hoffman, of Englewood, New Jersey, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Jan. 15 in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Spark Networks USA, alleging violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

The suit states Spark and its electronic marketing partner, an allegedly known marketing scammer called MJT Marketing, sent unsolicited commercial emails to Hoffman and others in the class, advertising Spark's online dating services for Jdate.com.

The lawsuit alleges the recipients were unable to opt out or unsubscribe from receiving these e-mails.

Hoffman and others in the class seek actual, compensatory, and treble damages, plus interests, attorney fees, and other costs of the suit. Hoffman is representing himself and the putative class. The defendant filed to transfer the case to federal court because there is minimal diversity among the parties and the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million.

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Case number 2:16-CV-00342-MCA-MAH

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