Corrections in Webloyalty Lawsuit Story

It’s not fun making mistakes. On Wednesday, we published a story about a class-action lawsuit being brought against Webloyalty, Fandango, Priceline, and others. We’re proud of our work on the piece and, as always, tried hard to get the story straight, but yesterday evening several potential inaccuracies were brought to our attention. We investigated further and found that we had indeed made errors on some of the details. To be clear, we stand behind the overall story, but we believe in owning up to our mistakes, so we’d like to set the record straight on the points we got wrong:

— Due to an editing error, we identified as one of the defendants in the lawsuit. While Petco is among Webloyalty’s partners (several of whom are indeed named in the lawsuit), it is not a defendant in the case.

— Due to a miscommunication between the reporter and one of the attorneys in the lawsuit, the article incorrectly described the procedural posture of the case. Specifically, we reported that both a Webloyalty motion to dismiss the case and a Webloyalty motion for summary judgment had been denied by the court. In fact, Webloyalty did not make a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. It filed a motion for summary judgment at the outset that was terminated by the court without prejudice so the parties could take discovery. Webloyalty has the right to refile that motion.

We sincerely regret these errors and have corrected them. You can find the revised article here.

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8 responses to “Corrections in Webloyalty Lawsuit Story”

  1. KC says:

    Include myself for the class action against Webloyalty, Pricline, and others.

  2. Josh says:

    Include myself for the class action against Pricline.

  3. Eric says:

    How do we know if we are involved I recieved an email saying I was enrolled and can fill out a claims form. I dont know what I was enrolled or much about this. Anyone help?

  4. Tayla says:

    Please include me in the class action against Priceline etc…

  5. Dan Austin says:

    Please include me in the class action lawsuit against Webloyalty.

  6. david says:

    I would love to join this lawsuit. How can I join?

  7. Avril Black says:

    I was scamed by
    Resivations rewards, Icliked on a coupon
    they scammed me out of over $400.00 on my card they also created a password for me
    Avril Black

  8. dave says:

    today is 5-12-2010, I just got scammed by Reservation Rewards aka Webloyality of Connecticut of $12. They claimed to have cancel my membership & refund which is NOT true. I filed complaint with Attorney General of CT and USPS as well as dispute through my credit card company. They are still scamming people 4 years after the negative Class Action judgement.