FeganScott filed a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit against Grubhub on behalf of restaurants seeking to end Grubhub’s unauthorized practice of using the names and logos of restaurants that have not agreed to partner with the food delivery service. The suit claims that this practice violates the Lanham Act and creates confusion for the consumer, inevitably damaging the reputations of the restaurants that are wrongfully blamed for a poor dining experience.
According to the suit, Grubhub claimed it is working cooperatively with restaurants while it allegedly added more than 150,000 unaffiliated restaurants to its website and app without the restaurants’ permission.
The suit also alleges these unauthorized practices arose out of fears of losing market share to competitors including DoorDash and Uber Eats, where Grubhub then profited at the expense of restaurants.
The lawsuit seeks to represent restaurants or restaurant owners who have been added to Grubhub’s database without permission. If you believe your restaurant was affected, please reach out to us today.
Read on for case updates and media coverage.