March 14, 2014
Payne & Fears LLP Wins Appeal for Online Dating Service (Surrey v. True Beginnings LLC, 168 Cal.App.4th 414 (2008))
Payne & Fears LLP’s client, a Texas-based online dating service, prevailed at the trial court and in a subsequent appeal in a dispute involving accusations of violations of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and Unfair Competition Law. The complaint alleged that the dating service had violated these laws by offering more favorable subscription terms to women than to men. Daniel L. Rasmussen and Julie J. Bisceglia handled the defense of the case and the appeal.