S.D. Supplement Firm Suing Walgreens for Coupon Fraud
In a federal lawsuit filed Nov. 18, 2011, Imagenetix, a San Diego-based nutritional supplement company, accused Walgreens of coupon fraud. According to the lawsuit, Walgreens billed the company for $533,000 "for coupons purportedly redeemed" by consumers for discounts on a new health-joints supplement product, as well as $188,000 for scanning fees. However, the stacks of coupons submitted by Walgreens for reimbursement had no marks or creases. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status and damages that could exceed $5 million.
- "Walgreens Accused of Coupon Fraud" (Mannes, U-T San Diego, 1/13).