SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Spotify USA Inc. and Does 1-10, citing alleged fraud and unfair competition after they claim they were unknowingly charged a monthly renewal rate once their free trial to Spotify had ended.
Gregory Ingalls and Tony Hong filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 24 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the defendants, alleging that they made automatic withdrawals or charges for the monthly service from consumers' credit/ debit card after their free trial has ended, but without informing consumers that they needed to cancel their subscription to avoid being charged.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that Gregory Ingalls and Tony Hong suffered financial damages as the result of their credit/debit cards being automatically debited or charged. The plaintiffs hold Spotify USA Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to inform consumers that they need to terminate their subscription after their free trial had ended in order to avoid being charged an automatic renewal rate of $9.99 per month.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendant, restitution, interest, all legal fees and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Gillian L. Wade, Sara D. Avila, and Marc A. Castaneda of Milstein Adelman Jackson Fairchild & Wade LLP in Los Angeles and Derek J. Meyer of Leonardmeyer LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:16-cv-03533-EDL