29 November 2013
Reporter: Franki Webb accused of trade-secrets misappropriation, the dating site, has yet to respond to trade-secrets misappropriation lawsuit, brought by a speed-dating company.

The complaint was filed at US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania in October, the dating service entered into a contract with Bensalem’s Speed Date USA. The contract stated that Speed Date would handle 300 events for the website.

Match was to pay Speed Date $25 a ticket sold for each event and another $25 for each person who showed up to the event. The contract was to run for two years from 10 December 2012.

Speed Date said that Match terminated the contract in May which would take effect on 31 July, along with 86 events in breach of their agreement. In addition, is accused of publishing Speed Date’s confidential and proprietary information its vendor website, in violation of its contract.

“As a result of the early termination of the agreement by defendants, plaintiff has in the past and may into the future suffer the loss of plaintiff's own clients, business, profits and revenue,” the suit said.

The agreement stated that it would continue until either party terminated it with at least 60 days' prior written notice as long as no agreed-upon events were outstanding and also stated that had the right to cancel an event with at least five days' prior notice, according to the suit.

According to the speed dating company, it suffered monetary losses and the unauthorised release of its confidential business information. It asked $5.65 million in damages to cover attorney fees and litigation fees.

The company also didn’t respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

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