“Baseless” and “disappointing” is how a spokesperson for MasterCard labels a class action against the company over its “Stand Up To Cancer” charity fundraising promotion.
The lawsuit, filed by a New Jersey man last month, alleges MasterCard kept advertising the promotion (in each year 2012-2015) after its $4 million fundraising goal was met. The lead plaintiff and the others in the class seek “damages of more than $5 million, including punitive damages, injunctive relief, attorney fees and costs of the lawsuit.”
“Together, with our cardholders, we have raised over $30 million for innovative cancer research in just five short years,” said MasterCard’s Sarah Ely.
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