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Brown v. Strum

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
350 F. Supp. 2d 346 (D. Conn. 2004)


Facts

Cleveland Brown (plaintiff) and Adam Strum (defendant) met in Connecticut through an online dating service. Strum’s profile stated that he was divorced. Brown and Strum went on several dates and were intimately involved. During this time, Strum maintained that he was divorced and looking to remarry. In fact, Strum was already married. Brown sued Strum for fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Strum filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

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