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Online Subscription Fees

Sample Monthly Box of Workout Clothing from Yoga Club

It seems that anything can be sold by subscription these days. Yoga Club, LLC sells yoga workout clothing and related products and offers a service that sends subscribers a three-piece yoga outfit each month. But the complaint for this class action claims that the company does not obey California’s laws for subscription or continuous service agreements.

Adore Me Box, Two Bras, and Panties

How would you like to buy an item online—some Adore Me underwear, for example—and find out, months later, that the company charged you each month for more underwear? No, it hasn’t sent you anything, but you’re welcome to pick something out for the money it’s already taken from you. It claims that when you made your purchase, you signed up for a “subscription.”

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that McAfee violated certain California statutes and common law with regard to its autorenewal practices and its advertisements of discounts and reference prices.

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This class action lawsuit alleges that Birchbox, a high-end online cosmetic retailer based out of California, automatically renewed online subscriptions without clearly displaying renewal or cancelation terms.  Many of the accounts renewed were free trials.

This class action alleges that when users of AOL e-mail have had their accounts hacked and files are subsequently lost, the company has offered those customers paid membership services on a free 30-day trial basis as a means to help them recover the missing data, only to delay the promised assistance until monthly charges become applicable under the agreement.

This class action lawsuit alleges that NAC Marketing Company, LLC committed violations of several provisions of California's Business and Professions Code by failing to meet the law's requirements for automatic renewal or continuous service offers in connection with the sale of testosterone supplements and other products.

Gobble meal kit

Gobble is a company that offers subscriptions to “meal kits”, or partially-prepared meals, so that subscribers can make supposedly “gourmet” meals in ten minutes with one pan. This class action alleges that the company uses unfair and unlawful means to renew subscriptions to their meal service.

 

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This class action lawsuit alleges that virtual pet website operator Neopets engaged in automatic renewals of customer subscription plans without making the clear and conspicuous disclosures about the terms, conditions and price of such renewals required by law.

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This lawsuit alleges that TINDER deceptively advertised its online dating  “app” in two ways.  First, it advertised its services as free but then required a $2.99 monthly payment for unlimited swipes.  Then Tinder upped the monthly fee to $19.99 but also debited consumers accounts the additional $2.99.