Webloyalty — In re Webloyalty.com, Inc. Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation
Court: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Case No.: MDL No. 1820
Leadership Position: Co-Lead Counsel
Wexler Boley & Elgersma served as Co-Lead Counsel in this litigation alleging that Webloyalty.com, in association with its web retail partners, unlawfully obtained consumers’ confidential billing information and used this information to sell sham, fee-based membership programs, including one commonly known as “Reservations Rewards.” The lawsuit alleged that Webloyalty.com charged many consumers for memberships in the Reservation Rewards program without authorization. Consumers reported that they were misled by deceptive pop-up screens or advertisements presented during the check-out phase of an online purchase, often in the form of a coupon for an amount off a next purchase. The Honorable Joseph L. Tauro approved an unprecedented nationwide settlement that, among other things, allowed consumers to recover up to 100% of unauthorized charges for enrollment in any Webloyalty membership program.
To view the settlement agreement, click here.