This law applies to companies offering “social referral services,” defined in §394(c)(1)(a) to “include any service for a fee providing matching of members of the opposite sex, by use of computer or any other means, for the purpose of dating and general social contact.” The Court, relying in part on a prior court decision involving Great Expectations, determined that defendant fell within the ambit of the Dating Services Law. or supplied the means for matching the members.”) Further, the fact “that the basic social introduction process was to be conducted on the Internet in this case does not place the dating service outside the scope of the law.” Because this “is a New York business and a transaction located in New York …” defendant was subject to New York’s Dating Services Law.The Dating Service Law, held the Court, was applicable to companies that provide members with the means of locating appropriate matches via the Internet, even if they do not actually match individual members. Defendants violated the Dating Services Law because they charged each client in excess of without promising a specified number of social referrals a month.
As a result, the Court awarded each client damages in an amount equal to the payments they made to Great Expectations, or $1000 and $3790 respectively.
In reaching this result, the Court found that the Dating Services Law applied to Great Expectations even though it only provided the means, via the Internet, for clients to contact each other, but apparently did not actually refer clients to one another.
I later found, that a background check was not done.
It was merely a credit check and this was for THEIR benefit. After realizing that I was basically stuck with this "membership" I have meet a few men.
I believe that the reason for their new name and website is to recruit unsuspecting clients that wouldn't think to research GE/Great Expectations and be informed of what a rip off this place really is. " fantastic events, and stays through the entire event, to make sure everyone has a good time! It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.
Their new website advertises that there are 3-4 events a month. Anything and everything from Cocktail Parties, Festivals, Live Music events, Hiking, even Ski Trips, Cruises and our most looked forward to event Speed Dating!
Plaintiffs Roe and Doe are two Great Expectations clients who entered into contracts with GE Management.
Printed on GE Management forms, these contracts expressly provided that defendant “will provide zero number of social referrals” and “is not promising to furnish the member with any social referrals and the member does not desire or expect the Company to furnish social referrals.” Plaintiff Doe paid 00 pursuant to her contract, which had a six month term, and met no one through the service.
Pursuant to Dating Services Law section 394(c)(9)(b) the Court awarded each plaintiff their “actual damages,” which the Court interpreted as “the difference between each contract price and the fee which is the maximum fee permitted under the Dating Services Law for their contracts.” Finally, the Court awarded each plaintiff a return of the defendant was permitted to charge, on the grounds “that each claimant would not have signed a contract containing terms violating applicable law had she known of her rights.” Such an award thus achieves “substantial justice” in accordance with N.
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They would not give me any information over the phone because they are so exclusive. Great-Expectations is all over the US and has over 200 complaints on this website alone. By this time it is too late to cancel your membership, which I might add is several thousand dollars.