Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Guy Sues JDate for Inflicting "Serious Psychological Injury"

We've all been there, right? We chat with someone online, things seem to be going well, and then you get the email: "you've been rejected." Well, this guy's taking his JDate rejection and humiliation to court:

[Los Angeles Plaintiff Soheil] Davood claims the subscriber wanted to talk to him and even convinced him to call directly when he became tired and wanted to go to sleep. When the plaintiff called, he "received a taunting automated message telling him that he was rejected." Davood, who is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, claims the Web site is "defective" because it was poorly designed and monitored, which exposed him to "serious psychological injury." (NBC News)

Is a dating website "defective" if you don't find love? Would you ever sue an online dating service for damages? And if you did, what would you seek as compensation? So many questions in a litigious society in an internet age...

7 comments:

DIE! DIE! said...

People will sue over anything. Sounds like someone has issues with rejection.

Anonymous said...

JDate posts disclaimers that pretty much absolve them from any liability.

I kind of like JDate. It's something to do and then outgrow, like masturbating. Convinces you that you really do have to shave, shower, put on a clean shirt, get the hell out of the house and learn how to be charming in person. Even if it kills you.

Anonymous said...

What an ass.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Chutzpah said...

Why would you ever outgrow masturbating? I hope I'm able to masterbate until I'm 120, married or not.

The only one who should be sued in this case is the plaintiff's attorney for initiating a case proper cause of action.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Either the plaintiff's attorney is very smart (he's being paid by the hour), or seriously dumb and desperate (he took the case on contingency). Either way - much as I think Jdate does some bad stuff - this one isn't their fault.

Anonymous said...

Finding that JDate is pure frustration, I'm glad to see those schmucks taking a hit. Even though it's legally rediculous.