LivingSocial has been sued by consumers who claim its mobile and online offers violate federal and state gift card laws.
The plaintiffs allege that LivingSocial is violating laws by printing expiration dates on its certificates and allegedly misleading consumers. The class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Seattle.
This lawsuit is very similar to another class action lawsuit that was filed against another company in California. The issue is that there are laws that restrict or prohibit expiration dates. Not only that, but a recent federal law requires gift certificates to be valid for at least five years.
The plaintiffs in the LivingSocial lawsuit argue that the deals offered by LivingSocial constitute "gift certificates" and that the expiration dates on the deals violate both state and federal law.
As a result of the LivingSocial suit, the law firm of Audet & Partners is now conducting an investigation into the matter, and wishes to speak to consumers who have had similar experiences with LivingSocial. Please contact attorney Michael McShane at 800.965.1461, or via the simple and confidential form on the right hand side of this page.
Persons seeking to preserve any potential legal claims should contact an attorney promptly, since all states have mandatory time periods in which lawsuits must be filed with the courts; otherwise, they may be forever barred.
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