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IKEA Shortchanged Coupon Users' Refunds, Customers Say

Bennett Beer's lawsuit alleges that IKEA improperly applies its coupons for $25 off a purchase of $150 or more by discounting each item in the purchase by a little bit, instead of subtracting the

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True To Word: AGs Curtailing Coupon Settlements

Coupon settlements already appear to be an endangered species and, should a number of state attorneys general succeed in blocking the True v. American Honda Motor Co. class action settlement, the

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J. Crew Website's Sale Prices Misleading, Suit Says

Over the next couple of days, D'Aversa viewed the website again and found a limited-time sale for 50 percent off for the same items, and later a 30 percent off coupon code offer.

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Bringing Alcoholic Beverage Coupons Into The Digital Age

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The Gap Agrees To Coupons, $1M Atty Fees In False Ad Deal

Gap shoppers asked a California judge Wednesday to approve a proposed settlement of discount coupons and $1 million in attorney fees to end claims the retailer bamboozled customers with advertised

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Risk Of Violating Right Of Publicity Is Increasing

Early Bird's owner publicly responded to the lawsuit by offering a 25-percent-off coupon code: SAYITISNTSO, a play on one of Hall & Oates' songs that only emphasized the intentional effort to

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Latham, Davis Polk, Whalen Guide GoodRx's $1.1B IPO

Shares of GoodRx, whose platform helps users find coupons and compare prices for prescription drugs, took off Wednesday as the company raised $1.1 …

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Pfizer To Pay $1M Over Deceptive Drug Coupons In Ore. Deal

The coupons told customers that they'd pay no more than a certain amount of money, such as $15, $20 or $25, for the branded drugs. Oregon claims the customers would actually end up having to pay more.

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Electrolux Washer Deal Would Net Up To $3.7M For Attys

Electrolux reached a settlement in a pair of proposed class actions over allegedly defective washing machines, agreeing to pay consumers in coupons or reimbursements in a deal proposed Tuesday

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Attys Milking Fees From $35.5M Toys R Us Deal, Objectors

Leder and House also took issue with a plan to distribute coupons for baby products from the unclaimed settlement money. They said that because class members purchased baby products from 2000 to

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HHS Watchdog Warns Of Coupon Kickbacks In Part D

By late 2012, there were more than 500 different coupons on the market, compared with fewer than 100 in mid-2009, according to the OIG. which is off-limits for privacy reasons, according to

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Pier 1 Charged Full Pa. Tax On Discounted Items, Suit Says

Proposed lead plaintiff Carol Finlon said she had repeatedly bought items from Pier 1 Imports Inc. stores in the Pittsburgh area using $20- and $30-off coupons.But the store had taken the

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Investors Challenge $630M Harland Clarke, RetailMeNot Deal

Just weeks after payment and marketing company Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. announced a $630 million deal to buy online coupon company RetailMeNot Inc., the target's investors launched a class

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Pier 1 Charged Full Pa. Tax On Discounted Items, Suit Says

Proposed lead plaintiff Carol Finlon said she had repeatedly bought items from Pier 1 Imports Inc. stores in the Pittsburgh area using $20- and $30-off coupons.But the store had taken the

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Southwest Drink Voucher Deal Stiffs Class, 7th Circ. Told

Holyoak said the lower court improperly signed off on the fees without waiting to see how many coupons were actually redeemed, resulting in a windfall for the attorneys that was disproportionate

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A Mixed Ruling On Coupon Redemption Rates And Atty Fees

A Mixed Ruling On Coupon Redemption Rates And Atty Fees. In an Aug. 12 ruling in Linneman v. Vita-Mix Corp., [1] the U.S. Court of Appeals for …

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Fla. Judge OKs Settlement Of Oil Co. Sales Tax Class

Under the settlement, Murphy would establish a coupon program that would allow class members to redeem coupons for $1 off any item sold in its stores except for age-restricted items and motor fuel

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Coupons A Sticking Point In Denial Of Fitbit Class Deal

A California federal judge shot down a deal Thursday that would have resolved class claims that customers paid extra for Fitbit Inc. devices with a sleep-tracking function that doesn't work as

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Attys In Murphy Oil Sales Tax Row Seek $250K Fees

Under the settlement, Murphy would establish a coupon program that would allow class members to redeem coupons for $1 off any item sold in its stores except for age-restricted items and motor fuel

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Kellogg's Must Rework $31.5M Sugary Cereal False-Ad Deal

Kellogg's Must Rework $31.5M Sugary Cereal False-Ad Deal. Law360 (February 21, 2020, 2:41 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has rejected a proposed $31.5 million class action settlement

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Kohl's Shoppers' Misleading-Discount Suit Can Proceed

The national retail chain had filed a demurrer to a complaint brought by Crystal Waters and Tony Valenti that claims the Kohl's Cash rewards program misleads consumers by taking off $10 after

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AGs Slam 'Unfair' Class Action Settlement With Wine

"The coupons expire in one year, are not transferable, are only useful for a restricted selection of wines on the defendant's website, and can only be used in maximum increments of $2 per bottle

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NY Judge Won't Block NYC Tobacco Coupon Ban

By Kira Lerner. Law360, New York (June 18, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that New York City's ban on offering coupons or advertising discounts for cigarettes does

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Checkers Hit With TCPA Suit Over Consumer Text

The text messages offered coupons for $5 off an order of $15 or more, $1 large fries and 69-cent cheeseburgers and included links to a promotional webpage, according to the suit.

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Jury Weighs Retail Promo Monopoly Case Against News Corp

Jury Weighs Retail Promo Monopoly Case Against News Corp. By Pete Brush. Law360, New York (July 14, 2021, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal jury mulled Wednesday whether to …

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Regulators Eye Crackdown On Rising Use Of Tobacco

The city of Providence, R.I., approved an ordinance in January 2012 that banned the redemption of coupons for tobacco sales, as well as "buy one, get one free" promotions and other multipack

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5 Firms Seek $1.5M Fees In GNC 'Phantom Markdown' Deal

The notice to class members will include a coupon for $30 off a $100 purchase, the motion said. "These coupons constitute additional consideration on top of relief provided by vouchers and

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Big Tobacco Says NYC Coupon Ban Violates 1st

A federal judge expressed doubt Tuesday that New York City's ban on offering coupons or advertising discounts for cigarettes violates tobacco sellers' commercial speech rights, but appeared open

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Hain Celestial's $9.4M Deal Pads Attys' Wallets, Objector

Hain Celestial's $9.4M Deal Pads Attys' Wallets, Objector Says. By Joe Van Acker. Law360, New York (January 20, 2016, 4:18 PM EST) -- A California consumer objected on Tuesday to a $9.4 million

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Haggen Creditors Square Off With Comvest In Ch. 11 Trial

Haggen Creditors Square Off With Comvest In Ch. 11 Trial. By Matt Chiappardi. Law360, Wilmington Albertsons' would inundate consumers with …

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Do Class Members Who Refuse A Full Refund Have

A recent trend in class action defense has seen defendants seeking dismissal under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1) by introducing extrinsic evidence of a recall and/or offers of

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Objector Calls For Reversal Of Dishwasher $15M Atty Fees

Since the primary benefit of the settlement is coupons, the Class Action Fairness Act should be applied and the fees calculated based on the value of the coupons that actually get redeemed, Knott

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Debate Over GILTI's Jobs Offshoring Incentive Continues

"We shouldn't be handing out 50%-off coupons to companies that send jobs overseas," Brown said when announcing legislation to repeal GILTI for the auto industry.

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PennySaver Ch. 7 Trustee Pushes $1.7M Liquidator Deal

The Chapter 7 trustee for PennySaver USA LLC asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge Tuesday to bless a deal that would see a group of liquidation and auction firms sell off the advertiser's assets

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Staples Swiftly Settles Rewards Points Class Action For $2M

The coupon took $1.50 off the cost of the water itself, making it a non-qualifying purchase for rewards points purposes, according to the suit. Staples also agrees to change its terms and

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9th Circ. Nixes $14.8M Atty Fees In Dishwasher Defect Deal

9th Circ. Nixes $14.8M Atty Fees In Dishwasher Defect Deal. By Dave Simpson. Law360 (November 11, 2020, 12:02 AM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit sent back a lower court's approval of $14.8 million in

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State Attorney General Probes Off-Label Actiq Use

State Attorney General Probes Off-Label Actiq Use. By Erik Larson. Law360 (November 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Actiq, the highly addictive treatment for cancer pain that looks like a lollypop, is

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Online Shoppers Seek Final OK On $3.3M TCPA Settlement

A class of people who say they received unwanted telemarketing calls after they purchased children's slippers online asked an Illinois federal judge to sign off on a $3.3 million settlement

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Energy-Coupon Founder Must Dish On Merger, 1st Circ. Rules

The Massachusetts founder of a company that promotes energy efficiency through utilities coupons cannot dodge deposition questions concerning a merger deal that's given rise to two opposing

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Attys In Murphy Oil Sales Tax Row Seek $250K Fees

Law360 (August 2, 2019, 3:40 PM EDT) -- Lawyers who helped a class of customers secure a $257,000 preliminary settlement of claims that Murphy Oil overcharged sales tax on discounted goods are

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Senate Bill Would Target Automakers Moving Jobs Out Of US

"We shouldn't be handing out 50 percent-off coupons to companies that send jobs overseas," Brown said in a news release.

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Kohl's Hit With TCPA Suit Over Advertising Texts

On May 26, Urias texted "SAVE" to Kohl's to receive a 15 percent off coupon. Later that day, Urias received two text messages from Kohl's, the latter of which had the coupon, according to the

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9th Circ. Ruling Moot In Google Payout Deal, Justices Told

Google users at the center of an $8.5 million privacy settlement that the U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider Wednesday have fired back at the challengers' bid to …

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More Korean Air Passengers Balk At $65M Antitrust Deal

"The class would be much better off with $5 million more in cash and no coupons." Ki Ja Chung, Joo Young Jin and the other nine plaintiffs who filed their own opposition motion to the settlement

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4 Takeaways From Calif.'s Revised Consumer Privacy Regs

The latest draft adds three examples that involve loyalty programs: one where a clothing retailer is allowed to deny a request to delete a customer's email address and spending history information

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Staples Hit With Suit Over Rewards Program Calculations

Customer Neil Torczyner said the company is spreading discounts for coupons across the total points collected in a purchase instead of just against the item the coupon was used for, nicking the

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Teva Ducks Whistleblower's Off-Label Marketing FCA Suit

Teva Ducks Whistleblower's Off-Label Marketing FCA Suit. By Daniel Siegal. Law360, Los Angeles (January 4, 2017, 10:01 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Teva sales

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NLRB Slams Tesco For Anti-Union Grocery Coupons

NLRB Slams Tesco For Anti-Union Grocery Coupons. By Zach Winnick. That prompted union organizers and off-duty employees to begin handing out pro-union fliers in front of the Eagle Rock store.

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