Groupon Watch: Lawsuits and Lawmakers

Oh, Groupon. The world is not ganging up on you, we swear.

Groupon Inc. is now dealing with another lawsuit – this time, from a suburban Chicago resident whose Nordstrom Rack deal expired shortly after purchase.

It's likely the first of many as industry growth soars. Adding to that, a couple of U.S. lawmakers sent a letter of inquiry to the company, with the hope of clearing up issues surrounding the new privacy practices put in place this month. And Bloomberg BusinessWeek tallies up the businesses that allow customers to re-sell their Groupons. Read on:

  • Groupon's got a class action lawsuit on its hands. (Chicago Tribune). 
  • “Avoiding full price shouldn’t put your privacy at risk” according to Joe Barton of the Bi- Partisan House Privacy Caucus. (Bloomberg). 
  • If you’re addicted to group buying, there's help for you (to unload them, at least). (Bloomberg). 
  • Groupon and Scoopon settle the trademark war out of court. (SmartCompany).
  • Today's deal: $30 for four people at Santa's Village.
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