Recent News About Groupon
- Federal Court
The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a “limited remand” of a federal judge’s decision concerning a class action about Groupon’s use of social media images.
- State Court
A state appeals panel has determined a woman cannot sue for a cut of Groupon’s travel business although she said she pitched the concept to the company.
A Chicago federal judge has refused to grant class action status to a woman's lawsuit against Chicago-based Groupon, which alleged the e-commerce provider has wrongly used Instagram photos to promote its deals for restaurants and other businesses, saying there are too many individualized claims for a class action to be practical.
Groupon, 3rd party sellers can't be required to offer ADA accessible seating, lodging options: Judge
A federal judge has shut down a disability discrimination lawsuit against Groupon, saying the online bargains site should not be considered a place of public accommodations, and so can’t be required to sell tickets for event seating or vouchers for hotel rooms accessible to those with disabilities.
Groupon will need to open its doors and computers to federal workplace discrimination regulators, a federal judge has ruled, saying she did not believe the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s demands to pore over potentially large amounts of documents related to Groupon’s hiring practices were excessive, even though the document request came as part of the EEOC’s investigation of a single allegation of racial hiring discrimination against the company.
Groupon has delivered a lawsuit against IBM, demanding the tech titan pay it untold millions for allegedly taking elements of location-based shopping technology Groupon developed for use in its own programs which it sells to retailers to use GPS to target offers and promotions at certain customers.