SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -– A California man is suing
a software firm, alleging it charged his credit card without authorization to
auto-renew a subscription to its products.
Jarrod Secola, individually and for others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 27 in U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of California against Appgrinders LLC
and Does 10, alleging violations of California’s automatic
renewal and unfair competition laws.
According to the complaint, Secola and other members of the
class purchased access to online PDF editing software (PDF Buddy) from
Appgrinders without being made aware of the firm’s auto-renew policies. The
suit says Appgrinders not only failed to satisfy the law by providing clear,
conspicuous disclosures about the subscription’s auto-renewal policy, but also
neglected to obtain the purchaser’s consent before the auto-renewal charges
Secola and other class members seek damages, restitution,
injunctive relief and litigation costs. They are represented by attorneys Scott
J. Ferrell, Richard H. Hikida, David W. Reid and Victoria C. Knowles of Newport
Trial Group in Newport Beach, California.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case