If you’ve ever bought a Groupon, you may have gotten an email about a class-action lawsuit and settlement. Groupon users sued the company for allegedly having wrongful restrictions and expiration dates. Groupon is proposing paying a $8.5 million settlement, but please don’t think you’ll be getting rich off that teeth-whitening service or steak dinner meal deal that you bought! Groupon has to pay legal bills first!
Here’s the break down:
*The settlement class includes anyone in the U.S. who bought a Groupon deal or received one as a gift from November 1, 2008, through December 1, 2011.
*The settlement offers those who submit claims a “settlement voucher” that can be redeemed through the merchant for goods “up to the purchase price that you paid.” For instance, if you paid $20 to get $40 worth of a product or service, you will get a ticket for $20.
*If a business refuses to honor the settlement vouchers, Groupon users can can get a refund check with 20 percent of the deal’s promotional value added on top.
*For more information check out the Groupon Voucher Settlement website.