“Anyone willing to pay for assistance in finding a soul mate deserves to know exactly what they’re signing up for,” Attorney General Rob Mc Kenna said.
He still lives in the same, one-bedroom apartment in Shorewood. So when he saw a sign promising he could meet "Shorewood singles" in 2006, it caught his eye. Run that by me again," Doering said in an interview with FOX6 back in 2007. From 2007: Christen Conner / Great Expectations Director: "It's rude to stand up and walk out on a girl." FOX6 Investigators Producer: "Yeah, but it's rude to keep someone here against their will, too." Conner: "I'm not keeping you against your will." FOX6 Investigators Producer: "Well, if I don't have my driver's license I can't leave without it, like you said." Conner: "Sit down." "How can you live with that, day in and day out? Five years after the lawsuit was filed and eight years after he signed the contract - Doering got a letter informing him that the state had won the case. "You're not going to be able to close your company and flee the state and through the passage of time, get away with this sort of wrongdoing," Van Hollen said.
The ad led him to Great Expectations in Wauwatosa, where a fast-talking sales rep pressured him into signing a confusing, long-term contract. The company headed by a Texas millionaire named John Meriggi had agreed to pay $500,000 in fines and restitution. "It boils down to good versus evil, and good usually triumphs. The Arizona Attorney General's Office also secured a $500,000 judgment against Great Expectations back in 2008.
SEATTLE – Matchmakers bank on the notion that money can buy love.
But some customers willing to pay thousands of dollars to a business that advertises as “the premier, personal dating service for Seattle singles” say they were sold false promises.
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