A suit against Tinder has been appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Plaintiff Vinny Troia is represented by Harvath Law Group. Tinder is represented by Husch Blackwell. The plaintiff appealed following an order compelling arbitration between the parties.
Troia filed the class action complaint against Tinder for its “unfair and illegal age discriminatory pricing schedule and use of unconscionable contract provisions in violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA)”. Troia created a new account and signed up for Tinder Plus for $19.99. “Tinder, however, had announced that it would charge $9.99 per-month for Tinder Plus to consumers under 30 years of age…Troia, who was over 30 years old, was charged $19.99 for his ‘Tinder Plus’ account.”