Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP has filed federal lawsuits in the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Illinois against gift certificate wholesaler Groupon, Inc. (“Groupon”) for violating state and federal laws that prohibit or limit expiration dates on gift certificates. For several years, Groupon has sold and issued thousands of gift certificates for various products and services with expiration dates. Pursuant to state and federal law, companies cannot sell gift certificates subject to an expiration date of any kind. The plaintiffs in the lawsuits reasonably seek to recover the money they lost as a result of Groupon’s alleged illegal conduct, money for the expected value of the gift certificates they purchased, and prevent Groupon and its retail partners from selling gift certificates with illegal expiration dates.
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UPDATE: A proposed settlement of $8.5 million was approved by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The settlement is currently on appeal.