AdultFriendFinder Data Breach Suit Kicked To Arbitration

Law360 (May 6, 2019, 8:15 PM EDT) -- A putative class action seeking to hold the hookup site AdultFriendFinder.com accountable for a 2016 data breach that allegedly released the personal information of 339 million users must go to arbitration, a California federal judge ordered Friday.

U.S. District Judge Beth L. Freeman said the dispute between longtime AdultFriendFinder user Alejandro Gutierrez and the site's parent company, FriendFinder Networks Inc., is covered by an arbitration agreement. She said she would stay the suit until it's determined which claims are covered by the arbitration agreement.

Gutierrez maintains that he did not expressly agree to the website's terms, including any arbitration agreement, at...

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