October 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a new settlement of this class-action lawsuit. According to its terms, class members may receive Groupon credits equal to 130% of the purchase price of unredeemed and unrefunded Groupon vouchers with an “expiration date” that has passed (though there are certain limits to how the credits can be used). This settlement does not provide any injunctive relief. A final approval hearing is scheduled for February 26, 2015. For more information, go to www.GrouponVoucherSettlement.com. (In Re Groupon Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 11-md-2238, S. D. CA.)
February 2015: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the approval of the settlement agreement and remanded it back to the district court so that it could conduct a “more searching inquiry” into the fairness of the settlement terms. (In re: Groupon Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 13-55118, 9th Cir.)
January 2013: Some class members who objected to the fairness of the settlement agreement appealed the District Court’s decision that granted final approval.
December 2012: A federal judge approved a settlement of these class-action lawsuits. The settlement provides monetary and injunctive relief. According to the settlement terms, class members may get a voucher or cash refund for any unredeemed vouchers they purchased that they can no longer redeem. In addition, the company agreed to more clearly disclose important information about the expiration date. For more information, go to www.GrouponVoucherSettlement.com.
June 2011: Several lawsuits filed against Groupon alleging, among other things, that Groupon deceptively placed improper expiration dates on its gift certificates were transferred to the same court to be heard together. (In Re: Groupon Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, Case No. 11-md-2238, S. D. CA.)