Just found this CNN article:
- A federal jury awarded as much as $434,000 to a Ukrainian woman who sued the Internet matchmaking service that set her up with the man who allegedly abused her after they wed.
Nataliya Fox accused Encounters International of fraud and negligence, saying it should have screened its male clients and told her about a law that helps foreign nationals escape abusive relationships without fear of automatic deportation.
Instead, Fox testified, agency owner Natasha Spivack told her to endure the alleged abuse or return to Ukraine.
I can’t say if I’d hold the agency responsible for background checks, since its relatively easy to lie on these things. However, the response to “endure” the abuse – especially when they could have easily provided her wth a way out – is so intolerable that I can’t disagree with the judgement.