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Is Match.com guilty of Breach of Contract?

Stemming from a 2010 class action lawsuit, in which Match.com has been accused of breaching contracts, the online dating website can exhale for now.  Plaintiffs in the case claim that part of the duty of website administrators is to filter through entire memberships to avoiding misleading consumers to believe that there was a pool of millions of subscribers even though more than half were fake, inactive, or scammer’s profiles.

Recently, the presiding U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay dismissed most of the lawsuit writing that the agreements, “in no way requires Match.com to police, vet, update the website content.”  The lawsuit which was filed in U.S. District court in Dallas, Texas, also alleges that Match.com used “deceptive trade practices” as described under Texas Law.  A spokesperson for the website said it was pleased with the ruling, saying that it had always believed that the allegations were “unfounded.”

The judge dismissed the plaintiff’s claim of breach of contract.  He gave the plaintiffs until August 27, 2012, to explain why he should not also dismiss the claims of deceptive trade practices; otherwise he noted that he would dismiss that claim, as well.

Should websites hold the responsibility to constantly monitor their members for fake, inactive, or spamming profiles?

 

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1 comment for “Is Match.com guilty of Breach of Contract?”

  1. omega replica posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 9:26:27 AM

    The judge dismissed the plaintiff’s claim of breach of contract.

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