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Groupon Class Action Lawsuit Update - Claim Form

If you remember, last month I posted about a Class Action Lawsuit against Groupon. If you purchased or received a Groupon Voucher issued for redemption in the United States between November 1, 2008 and December 1, 2011, then you are a member of the class ("Class Member") for purposes of this class action settlement, and may be entitled to receive settlement benefits, unless you are one of the following:  (1) an employee of Groupon, Inc.; (2) a business with whom Groupon has partnered to offer Groupon vouchers ("Merchant Partners"); or (3) a parent company, subsidiary, affiliate or director or officer of Groupon or a Merchant Partner.  
The Court has scheduled a Final Approval hearing, to be held on July 20, 2012, to decide whether to approve the Settlement and award attorneys' fees and costs and an incentive award.
The Claim Form to submit electronically is now posted on the settlement website. But you will need to research your purchase a little and provide some information for your claim. The form requires the following information about your Groupon purchase:
*Expiration date shown on Groupon Voucher: Enter as MM/DD/YYYY
*Identity of the merchant and its location referenced on Groupon Voucher 

 
*Groupon Voucher Purchase Number:

 
*Purchase Price of Groupon Voucher: (Enter as 99.99):

 
*Face Value of Groupon Voucher: (Enter as 99.99):

Disclaimer : Please do not contact the Court, or Groupon regarding this Settlement. Neither the Court nor Groupon nor Merchant Partner employees can give you legal advice regarding this Settlement.  If you have questions, please refer to the Commonly Asked Questions and the other information posted there.
The site is not operated by the Plaintiffs or the Defendants.  This class action settlement is supervised by the Court and is administered by a claims administration firm that handles all aspects of claims processing.


Groupon Class Action Lawsuit

Apparently there is nothing to do right now until a settlement is determined; but if you purchased or received a Groupon Voucher issued for redemption in the United States between November 1, 2008 and December 1, 2011, then you are a member of the class ("Class Member") for purposes of this class action settlement, and may be entitled to receive settlement benefits, unless you are one of the following:  (1) an employee of Groupon, Inc.; (2) a business with whom Groupon has partnered to offer Groupon vouchers ("Merchant Partners"); or (3) a parent company, subsidiary, affiliate or director or officer of Groupon or a Merchant Partner.
 
This website was established to provide information to you about the proposed settlement of certain litigation relating to the marketing and sales practices of Groupon, Inc. The litigation is currently pending in the United States District Court, Southern District of California.
Following are important dates and deadlines relating to the settlement, which are explained more fully in the sections below:
  • Deadline to opt-out of settlement:  July 6, 2012
  • Deadline to object to settlement:  July 6, 2012
  • Deadline to submit claim form to obtain Settlement Voucher permitting redemption of voucher(s) past expiration date(s):  [to be determined pursuant to court order]
  • Deadline to use Settlement Voucher:  [to be determined pursuant to court order]
  • Deadline to submit Settlement Fund Refund Claim Form if Merchant is unwilling or unable to redeem Settlement Voucher [to be determined pursuant to court order]
  • Deadline to submit claim form to obtain refund of vouchers purchased after December 1, 2011:  [to be determined pursuant to court order for more information.

Dannon Activia Class Action Lawsuit Settled

Dannon has just settled a large class action lawsuit concerning Activia Yogurt.
They have announced that a settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving Dannon's Activia® and DanActive® yogurt products. The lawsuit alleges that Dannon falsely advertised the health benefits of its "probiotic" yogurt and dairy products. Activia® was sold nationwide beginning in February 2006. DanActive® was sold nationwide beginning in January 2007.
 
Under the proposed settlement, Dannon will create a $35 million fund to provide cash refunds to Class Members who timely submit a valid CLAIM FORM
 
Dannon has agreed to amend its labeling and claims of Activia and DanActive, making the scientific names of the so-called probiotics more visible; Dannon will also remove the word "immunity" from DanActive, said the LA Times. Currently, labeling for DanActive states it has "a positive effect on your digestive tract's immune system," reported the LA Times. That statement will be changed to state that DanActive will "interact with your digestive tract's immune system."
According to the LA Times, the refund will apply to consumers who purchased Activia and DanActive yogurts up to $100 per customer, citing court papers. Consumers will be required to complete a claim form, said the LA Times that will be accessible once the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has approved the settlement.