True.com Class Action Lawsuit Allowed to Move Forward
(Online Dating Newsletter) A federal judge is allowing a class action lawsuit against True.com to proceed after rejecting True.com’s attempt for a summary judgment.
On December 3, 2008, United States District Judge David C. Godbey issued his ruling, stating:
“Because there are genuine disputes of material fact regarding the validity of the November 2006 and February 2007 charges to Wong’s credit card, the Court denies True’s motion for summary judgment.”
The class action lawsuit was originally filed by Thomas Wong in June 2007, alleging fraudulent billing practices by True.com, including continuing to charge members after they had canceled their membership.
The news comes one month after True.com won a victory in California where a gender price discrimination lawsuit against the service was thrown out because the person bringing the lawsuit never paid for the service and therefore lacked standing to file the lawsuit.