FriendFinder Networks, one of the oldest holding companies in the dating industry, has filed a stipulated judgement in the Santa Clara County Superior Court against Plenty Of Fish.
The order was submitted on behalf Medley.com Incorporated and would require Plenty Of Fish to pay a sum of $116,000.
The two companies had a business relationship that dated back to 2011 where FriendFinder Networks would pay for users to be sent over to its flagship product AdultFriendFinder. In 2019, it was found that the recipient had overpaid, but Plenty Of Fish allegedly refused to refund the misjudgement.
PlentyOfFish offered entry of judgement for a reduced amount, and successfully argued that legal statutes of limitations applied.
Gunner Taylor, Director of Strategic Development for FriendFinder Networks, said in a statement: “While we were not happy with the ethics that required this case to be filed, we are satisfied that legal judgment was entered in our favor.
“We are also proud that our industry leading sex hookup site and best of class live cam sex models provided enjoyment for the over one million members of PlentyOfFish sent to us over the years.”
It’s believed that FriendFinder Networks paid Plenty Of Fish a total of $13 million since 2011 for the members that were directed to its websites.
A lawsuit against AdultFriendFInder was moved into arbitration in 2019, following a data leak that allegedly exposed the personal information of approximately 339 million users.
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