LawCrossing Dupes Subscribers With Renewals, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT) -- A California resident on Monday filed a putative class action against attorney employment website LawCrossing, alleging it has preyed on consumers by automatically charging them for subscription renewals unless they opt out before they are billed.

Aaron Lloyd, who sued in California court, says LawCrossing’s use of “negative option billing” violates consumer protection laws because it does not provide sufficient disclosure and a consumer-friendly mechanism for cancelling subscriptions. The suit seeks injunctive relief and damages under California’s Automatic Purchase Renewal Act and unfair competition law....
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