Walmart Forced to Pay Shoppers Up to $500 Each after Settling $45M Lawsuit for Overcharging – EVOL

After settling a $45 million lawsuit for overcharging customers, Walmart is now forced to compensate shoppers with payments of up to $500 each.

The class action suit was filed in Florida after shoppers accused the retail giant of overcharging.

The company was accused of overcharging for certain pay-by-weight items, such as produce.

The settlement class includes those who bought weighted goods or bagged citrus in person at a Walmart in the United States or Puerto Rico between October 18, 2018, and January 19, 2024.

The maximum amount Walmart will pay each customer is $500.

Claim forms can be filed online or mailed in by June 5.

However, shoppers must file a claim in order to receive a payment.

The lawsuit stated Walmart “falsely inflates the product weight” and overcharges shoppers.

The weighted goods that are eligible include meat, poultry, pork, and seafood products that are labeled with a price-embedded bar code and designated by Walmart as part of its Department 93 products.

As for bagged citrus, that includes organic oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and navel oranges sold in bulk in mesh or plastic bags.

The terms exclude online and resale purchases.

The amount paid out to each customer will depend



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