Walmart Would Be Returning Cash to Certain Customers After $45 Million Settlement

Walmart has reached a $45 million settlement, and certain grocery shoppers will get cash refunds as a result. In some instances, customers may be eligible for cash up to $500.

An October 2022 lawsuit alleged that Walmart overcharged customers for select sold-by-weight items and bagged fruits compared to the “lowest advertised per pound/ounce price,” as detailed in documents obtained by FOX Business.

Walmart Supercentre (Credits: Walmart)

This pertains to various sold-by-weight items like meat, poultry, pork, and seafood, as well as specific organic oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and navel oranges sold in bulk in mesh or plastic bags.

The lawsuit contended that Walmart engaged in this “deceptive” practice across its stores nationwide.

Although Walmart has refuted these claims, it opted to settle the litigation for tens of millions of dollars.

Walmart Logo (Credits: Walmart)

“We remain committed to offering our customers everyday low prices to help them save money on the products they want and need. While we continue to deny the allegations, we believe settling is in the best interest of both parties,” Walmart stated to FOX Business.

Under the settlement terms, affected customers have the opportunity to file claims for cash compensation.

Customers qualify if they bought certain weighted items and bagged fruits at a Walmart retail store, supercenter, or neighborhood market in the U.S. or Puerto Rico between Oct. 19, 2018, and Jan. 19, 2024, according to court records.

Walmart in Delaware (Credits: Walmart)

The reimbursement amount depends on several factors, including whether customers possess proof of purchase.

Consumers without receipts may receive between $10 and $25, whereas those with receipts could obtain 2% of the total purchase price for each qualifying item, up to a maximum of $500.

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