Spotify Accused Of Billing Customers Without Full Consent

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 3:36 PM EST) -- Streaming music service Spotify USA Inc. was hit with a putative class action Wednesday in California court alleging it illegally charges recurring monthly payments to subscription purchasers without first obtaining their affirmative consent to its terms of service.

Spotify employs a subscription arrangement where it allows a third party to charge consumers’ credit or debit cards on a repeating, monthly basis for unlimited and premium service plans and requires consumers to cancel their service to avoid recurring charges, the suit says. Prior to finalizing enrollment in...
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