Paypal Can't Dump Dating Sites' Contract Claims

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge last week partly rejected PayPal Inc.’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging it unfairly excluded certain specialty dating websites from having Paypal accounts, saying the plaintiffs sufficiently alleged breach of contract and unfair competition claims.

In an Aug. 28 order, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled the plaintiffs did not sufficiently allege the service violated the Sherman Act or engaged in fraud by using its acceptable use policy as a pretext for terminating the online payment services accounts of and
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