HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett announced that a civil lawsuit was filed against a popular dating service accused of falsely inflating the number of singles available for dating in its network and misrepresenting the success rate, costs and other key elements of its dating services. Cohen, individually, and as former owner of Great Expectations, King of Prussia.The lawsuit follows an investigation into dozens of complaints from consumers throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The defendants are accused of violating Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. – June 18, 2008) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed a lawsuit against Sun West Video, Inc., doing business as Great Expectations for Singles (Great Expectations), a dating service located in Scottsdale, alleging that the company violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and the Arizona Dating Referral Services Act.
The complaint was thereafter amended to add their managing member John Meriggi.“This judgment offers relief to Wisconsin consumers, but importantly, it also sends a message to other businesses that they will be held accountable if they mislead Wisconsin consumers,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.“Business practices in violation of Wisconsin laws not only harm consumers but are also unfair to law-abiding competitors.” According to the complaint, Great Expectations used websites that appeared to connect singles in particular Milwaukee area communities, such as milwaukeesingles.com, brookfieldsingles.com, and Meriggi, Great Expectations’ Director Michael Buhler and sales representative Geri Schencker.The lawsuit alleges that Great Expectations used coercive sales tactics, misrepresentations and other deceptive practices to sell expensive dating service memberships to Arizona consumers, typically costing thousands of dollars.This is a timeline of online dating services that also includes broader events related to technology-assisted dating (not just online dating).