Walmart To Pay $5 Million In The Latest Class Action Settlement
An American multinational retail corporation, Walmart, was charged with a class action for allegedly failing to refund its sales tax customers.
The class action lawsuit aims to represent customers who were not given sales tax for returning items they have bought from Walmart or Sam’s Club.
Scott Pearlstone, a man from Missouri, filed the Walmart class action lawsuit against Walmart in December 2017.
The plaintiff asserts that Walmart has breached the law by not including sales tax in the amount refunded to customers for returning items.
He alleges that not returning the tax revenue goes against the Missouri consumer protection law.
The plaintiff alleges that Walmart’s refund policy indicates that customers will receive a full refund if they can return the item within 90 days from the date it was bought.
He states that the full refund should include all sales tax paid when the item was purchased.
He adds that the policy also indicates that customers may receive a refund thru either the original payment method or store credit. The refund method will depend on the customers’ ability to present a receipt.
Walmart did not acknowledge any of the allegations that were charged to them.
The company believes that they did not commit any wrongdoings. Despite this, they have agreed to pay the settlement to resolve all claims.
It is estimated that the Walmart class action lawsuit settlement will amount to $5 Million.
The settlement aims to compensate customers who were not given sales tax refunds.
The exact amount of how much each class member can receive has not yet been determined.
However, under the terms of the settlement, class members will receive a cash payment.
The final amount that class members will receive will depend on the net settlement fund, and the number of claims Walmart will receive.
All other fees and expenses, such as attorney’s fees, will be deducted from the settlement fund.
Class Member Eligibility
Individuals are eligible to make claims to the Walmart class action lawsuit settlement if they meet the following:
- They have purchased an item/s from Walmart or Sam’s Club.
- The item was purchased between July 17, 2015, and November 25, 2020.
- The customer has returned the item that was purchased.
- Walmart did not give a full refund, which includes sales tax when the item was returned.
Class members who would like to be compensated must submit a claim. They are not required to submit any proof of purchase.
Class members who would like to make a claim should submit the claim form before the deadline on April 1, 2021.
Class members who would like to file for exclusions and objections should do so before the deadline on April 1, 2021.
The final hearing regarding the Walmart class action lawsuit will be on April 1, 20201.
Editor’s Note on Sam’s Club Sales Tax Return Class Action Settlement:
This piece is published to inform you of the latest Walmart class action settlement from the Sam’s Club Sales Tax Return Class Action Lawsuit filed over for allegedly failing to refund sales tax to customers.
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