Groupon Accused Of Altering Merchant Contracts

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 8:27 PM EST) -- A web-based home improvement company hit Groupon Inc. on Tuesday with a potential class action claiming the popular deals website furtively changed the terms of contracts it emailed to merchant-clients after the clients had opened and saved them.

BidMyCrib LLC accuses Groupon of having violated the Stored Electronic Communications Act by intentionally making unauthorized changes to contractual language in emails it sent the merchant-clients.

Groupon works with a range of merchant-clients to sell vouchers for deals and discounts to its subscriber base. Companies that want to...
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