New york dating services law
In the strange multi-national world of Internet commerce, it's not always clear where lawsuits can be brought.
Bumble is based in Austin, Texas and the United Kingdom.In response, NSI Holdings sought for the suit to be dismissed in a court filing on Friday, claiming Guzman or someone close to him actually created the Uniform profile, adding that he’s not in an “enviable” position, the Sun-Sentinel reports.“He is a married man and respected member of his community who has been caught with a profile on an online dating website,” according to the filing, which claims the company removed Guzman’s photo days after his request.And its terms of service state that the customer's relationship with Bumble "are governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of New York." So when a class action suit was brought against Bumble in California, based on two California laws, Bumble moved to dismiss on the grounds that only New York laws, not California laws, governed its dealings with customers.The California laws raised by the plaintiffs were a Dating Service law, which allows dating service subscribers a cooling-off period, and an Automatic Renewal law, which imposes limits on subscriptions with automatic renewals and payments.
But whoever uploaded Guzman’s photo to the site visited Uniform on just one occasion, according to company data, indicating that the visit was a “momentary dalliance,” the filing continued.