FriendFinder Networks Inc. (FFN), operator of the world's largest adult dating site, AdultFriendFinder.com, today announced a stipulated judgment in favor of its subsidiary Medley.com Incorporated has been submitted for filing in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, California, against PlentyOfFish Media ULC., a subsidiary of Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) in the amount of $116,000.00.
In 2019, FFN discovered it had overpaid PlentyOfFish for members sent to AdultFriendFinder over the course of a business relationship that goes back to 2011. Unfortunately, PlentyOfFish refused to correct this overpayment by refunding the extra monies, and it was necessary to file litigation.
The litigation concluded when PlentyOfFish offered entry of judgment for a reduced amount, having successfully whittled down the amount owed by arguing legal statutes of limitations applied.
"While we were not happy with the ethics that required this case to be filed, we are satisfied that legal judgment was entered in our favor," said Gunner Taylor, Director of Strategic Development for FFN. "We are also proud that our industry leading sex hookup site and best of class live cam sex models provided enjoyment for the over one million members of PlentyOfFish sent to us over the years."
FFN has paid over $13,000,000 since 2011 for the members PlentyOfFish sent to its adult websites.
"By the way," added Mr. Taylor, "Match Group often claims it created the Internet's first online dating site (match.com) in 1995, but in truth, that was done by FriendFinder founder Andrew Conru back in 1993." A copy of what that site looked like back then can be found at http://conru.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/webpersonals-internet-first-online-dating-website.png.