Stein refused to certify a nationwide class alleging unjust enrichment, citing too many differences in state laws.
The class periods run from October 15, 2001 to the present.
"In short, virtually all evidence in the record indicates that during the period at issue, IJL staff relied on a uniform script to inform prospective customers during initial interviews that IJL already had at least two matches in mind for those customers' first dates regardless of whether or not that was true," Stein wrote.
The fraud case will "substantially rise or fall" on whether this script was materially misleading, he added.
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