SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County man alleges he felt "ripped off and cheated" for using a mobile digital wallet app that was different than what a company represented.
Pravin Babar, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Venmo LLC and Does 1-10 over alleged violation of California's Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law.
According to the complaint, Babar alleges that in November 2017, he attempted to retrieve funds by using defendant's mobile application, which allows users to transfer funds freely amongst themselves. The plaintiff alleges the transfer was canceled by the defendant because it claims it was a business transaction.
The plaintiff alleges he was not aware of any terms where users were prohibited to use the application for the purpose of completing a business transaction and as a result, he experienced an economic loss.
The plaintiff holds Venmo LLC and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed its duty to disclose the true nature and quality of its application’s use to consumers prior to the time consumers agreeing to purchase the application’s function.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual and punitive damages, attorneys' fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all other relief, general or special, legal and equitable may be justly entitled as deemed by the court. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Meghan E. George and Thomas E. Wheeler of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, PC in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:18-cv-01555-JCS