Bloomberg Law
Jan. 25, 2018, 10:11 PM

Grindr Escapes Claims Over Allegedly Fake Dating Profiles

Alexis Kramer
Alexis Kramer

Grindr LLC escaped claims alleging that its dating app lacked safety features to prevent fake profiles, and that it failed to warn users that the app could be used for harassment.

Plaintiff Matthew Herrick alleged that another Grindr user created fake profiles of him and that hundreds of men responded and sought him out at his home and office. Herrick brought product liability, negligent failure to warn, and copyright claims against Grindr.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Jan. 25 dismissed the complaint. The plaintiff’s product liability and failure to warn claims are “inextricably related” ...