Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Holiday Station Stores for Car Wash Certificates
February 15th, 2012
The lawsuit alleges that the certificates violate a Minnesota law that prohibits the sale of gift certificates with expiration dates.
The case was brought by Don Wells on behalf of himself and other Minnesota consumers who purchased carwash certificates from Holiday Stationstores. Wells’ attorney Clayton Halunen explained: “the law protects consumers from losing their hard-earned money to businesses that count on a windfall from unused certificates. These businesses should not be allowed to take advantage of consumers who think they can’t use certificates that appear to be expired.” Halunen and associate Susan M. Coler will argue to Judge Deborah Hedlund, who has been assigned to the case, that carwash certificates fall within the Minnesota gift certificate statute and that the illegal practice must stop.