This Walmart lawsuit claims that at times, some products were improperly labeled “Weighted Goods” when it reduced the price of those goods as they neared their expiration dates, allegedly causing instances where Plaintiff and other customers were overcharged for certain reduced-price perishable goods and did not receive the full value of the goods purchased. Items covered in this class action settlement include “beef, pork, poultry, fish, and other types of packaged foods marked with unit pricing.”
The Court did not decide in favor of the Plaintiff or Defendant. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement in order to avoid the cost of a trial and the risk, expense and distraction of continued litigation. The Class Representative and the attorneys think the Settlement is best for everyone involved.
If you are eligible, you can get up to $10 with no proof of purchase, up to $40 if you have a receipt, or even more if you also have packaging and other documentation to demonstrate how much you were overcharged.
The Court has decided that, for Settlement purposes, any person who purchased Weighted Goods from Walmart in the United States from February 7, 2015, to August 26, 2020, whose Weighted Goods’ unit sale price was not accurately reflected in the final sale price, is considered a Settlement Class Member.
“Weighted Goods” means beef, pork, poultry, fish and other types of goods marked with unit pricing and sold accordingly thereto.
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Walmart will fund a Class Settlement Amount of a minimum floor amount of $4,500,000 and, depending on the number of valid claims submitted, up to a maximum of $9,500,000. The Class Settlement Amount will be used to provide Settlement Class Members with the opportunity to submit a claim for a monetary payment and to pay for the costs of notice and administration of the settlement, attorney fees and litigation expenses, and a service award to the Class Representative.
Each Settlement Class Member is entitled to a monetary payment under the Settlement, but the actual amount will not be known until the Claims Administrator has received and processed all of the timely and valid Claims after the close of the Notice period. The Settlement Class Members will be sorted into three groups:
- Those who attest to the number of Weighted Goods they purchased, but do not have any receipts, packaging, or other documentation (the monetary payment for this group will be capped at a total of $10.00);
- Those who attest to the number of Weighted Goods they purchased and have receipts, but no packaging or other documentation to demonstrate how much they were overcharged (the monetary payment for this group will be capped at a total of $40.00); and
- Those who attest to the number of Weighted Goods they purchased and have receipts, packaging, and other documentation to demonstrate how much they were overcharged (the monetary payment for this group will not be capped).
Individual payments will be calculated on a pro rata basis, meaning the amount could be higher or lower depending on the number of claims submitted and ultimately approved. Each Settlement Class Member may receive only one payment no matter how many Weighted Goods they may have purchased during the Settlement Class Period.
If you are a Settlement Class Member and would like to receive a Settlement Payment, you must submit a Claim Form no later than January 8, 2021..