Seattle woman files class action lawsuit against Groupon

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 25 at 5:01 PM

SEATTLE -- A Seattle woman filed a class action lawsuit against the Internet coupon giant, Groupon.

Barrie Arliss said Groupon sells gift certificates with clearly visible expiration dates, even though state law prohibits expiration dates on certificates.

In the class action complaint, Arliss also said the company put other illegal restrictions on the gift certificates it sells as Groupons.

Arliss said Groupon deceives customers into forgoing refunds when customers are entitled to them.

Disclosure: The parent company of KING 5 recently launched a similar site called Yollar.  It also has expiration dates, although Yollar was not named in this lawsuit.

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