Dating Affiliate Class Action LawsuitWritten by Pace Lattin
October 17, 2012 # 9:58 pm # Industry News, Specials # 14 Comments
SparkNetworks USA, the company that runs ChristianMingle, JDate, BlackSingles and several other niche dating sites has been served with a class-action lawsuit. According to the complaint, the company is liable for advertisements that were in violation of California Spam Laws and promoted by its affiliates.
The lawsuit claims that consumers received numerous misleading emails that came from fake people and generic names like “Christian Dating” and misrepresented the advertiser and hid it’s origin as interpreted by a recent California ruling.
“As consumers, we unfortunately find ourselves bombarded with a lot of unwanted spam,” said Brian Kabateck, an attorney in the case. “But the blatantly deceptive tactics the complaint alleges were employed by Spark Networks and its affiliates are simply deplorable. This has to stop.”
The attorneys in the lawsuit are Brian Kabetck, Timothy J. Walton and Daniel Balsam. We were unable to reach SparkNetworks for comment.