Chipotle Stiffs Customers On Gift Card Redemptions: Suit

Law360, New York (October 5, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT) -- A proposed class action launched Monday against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. claims the fast food chain tricked California customers into believing they could not redeem gift cards worth less than $10 in cash despite lawmakers' awarding consumers that right in 2008.

Plaintiff Geoff Chaitt accuses the chain of widely disregarding a state law that seeks to protect consumers from losing a substantial amount of money through unused gift cards. A retail trade organization estimated that U.S. consumers lost $8.2 billion in 2006 due to unredeemed, expired...
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