The key question a court will ask is at what point did the spouses stop acting like a married couple.
Upon spouses notarizing their signatures on the agreement, it becomes a le This agreement can remain in effect for an indefinite period of time, and can also be amended at any time upon agreement of the spouses.
If the company promised meetings, that's one thing (and one the woman in the four year program says she was promised dates, so perhaps there's a claim there), but it seems unrealistic to simply expect dates when there's the entire other half o the equation to consider.
While the fees being paid (and the idea of signing up for a four year membership that promises marriage) seems somewhat staggering, especially considering the competition, it just seems like these women made a bad decision in signing up for this service.
Law360, Houston (November 25, 2015, PM EST) -- A Massachusetts dating service company will cease operations in Texas according to the terms of a final judgment it entered into with the state Tuesday, following allegations it defrauded customers out of their money by pressuring consumers into expensive contracts for dating services they never received.
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the agreement Wednesday in a statement detailing Lone Star Introductions' alleged violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Texas Internet Dating Safety Act, Texas Business & Commerce Code and the Texas Debt Collections...
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Whether or not you agree with the law (and it's not at all clear why such a law is needed), it still seems like these women entered into an arrangement where they knew what they were getting into.
In what world can their be a guarantee that you'll meet someone if there simply are no matches and no one wants to meet you back?
The service, which started out nearly thirty years ago as one of those video dating services, has moved into the online world in a big way, and apparently thought that let it off the hook of the NY State "Dating Services Law." A judge thought otherwise and is forcing the company to refund the fees of two women, which could open up many, many more lawsuits.