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Groupon Accused in Lawsuit of Altering Merchant E-Mails

Groupon Inc., the largest Internet daily deal site, was accused in a lawsuit of altering e-mails of agreements with merchants after both sides had accepted the terms. sued Groupon today in federal court in Chicago, seeking to make the case a group lawsuit, or class action, on behalf of the company’s merchant clients. The suit, which accuses Groupon of violating the Stored Communications Act by altering sent e-mails “in electronic storage,” seeks unspecified damages.