Groupon Can't Escape Alcatraz Google Ads Action

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday kept intact a chunk of a tour company's proposed class action accusing Groupon Inc. of placing false advertisements on Google AdWords for Alcatraz and winery trips, according to an attorney for the plaintiff.

San Francisco Comprehensive Tours LLC, which does business as San Francisco Shuttle Tours and Wine Country Tour Shuttle, claims that Groupon's ads on AdWords champion tours of Napa Valley and the tourist destination Alcatraz at large discounts — when in reality the group-purchasing site rarely if ever...
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