Groupon hit with lawsuit

CHICAGO Online coupon provider Groupon, in response to a lawsuit alleging that it “systematically deceives its customers,” is striking back with its own class-action suit -- against itself.

The real class-action suit against Groupon was filed Tuesday in Cook County, Ill., by Chicago-based attorneys Jay Edelson and Bill Gray of Edelson McGuire LLC. The firm claims that Groupon’s business practices are deceptive because expiration dates are imposed after purchase of

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