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Retailers Threaten To Sue Sites For Posting Circulars

In what is fast becoming a holiday tradition, retailers are barraging coupon sites with complaints that they publicized upcoming markdowns before the stores wanted to release the information...

Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer Corynne McSherry added that pursuing claims that upcoming discounts are "trade secrets" could generate bad publicity for retailers. "In a court of public opinion, especially in these economic times, it's not going to look good to say, 'We make a lot of money by not telling people that we're about to put stuff on sale,' " McSherry said.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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