A popular dating site has been sued over allegations the company forced state residents into illegal contracts.
Zeke Graf filed a lawsuit May 22 in U.S. District Court Central District of California Western Division against Match.com, alleging the “dating contract” signed by members failed to include certain information as required by state law.
The state law includes a clause that affords the member the right to cancel the membership within three days of signing the contract, and the complaint states if a company fails to include the clauses, then individuals that signed can cancel the contract.
The suit says Graf purchased a three-month membership with Match in 2012 for $30, and the contract he agreed to didn't contain the required state clauses. The contract also didn't include the name and address of the “dating service operator” required under state law so that people can contact to cancel their memberships, according to the suit.
Graf seeks class status for those who signed up for Match in California within the last four years. He also seeks more than $5 million in damages, plus court costs. He is represented by attorneys Abbas Kazerounian and Matthew M. Loker of Kazerouni Law Group in Arroyo Grande, California, and Joshua B. Swigart of Hyde & Swigart in San Diego.
U.S. District Court Central District of California Western Division case number: 2:15-cv-03911.