Walmart Price Overcharge Class Action Litigation
Vassilios Kukorinis, et al. v. Walmart, Inc., Case No: 8:22-cv-02402 (M.D. Fla.)
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on October 19, 2022, asserting claims on behalf of Walmart customers who were overcharged for groceries due to four systemic unfair and deceptive business practices implemented by Walmart in its stores in Florida and nationwide. The Complaint alleges that these four practices, which are explained in the complaint, result in Walmart charging customers a higher price for groceries than the lowest advertised price that appears on the shelf price sticker, the “Rollback” price, and the “yellow sticker” clearance price. The Complaint also alleges that Walmart customers have paid for pre-bagged produced that weighs less than advertised on the shelf price sticker. The Complaint brings claims under state consumer fraud statutes and for other violations of common law.
You can view a copy of the complaint here: [Complaint]
IMPORTANT UPDATE – SETTLEMENT REACHED.
Go to www.WalmartWeightedGroceriesSettlement.com for important information
about the Settlement and to submit a Claim if you are a member of the Class.
On November 15, 2023 the parties entered into a Settlement Agreement proposing the Settlement of the Action for $45,000,000 in cash. On January 19, 2024, the Court granted preliminary approval of the Settlement. On June 12, 2024, the Court will hold the final approval hearing to, among other things, determine whether the proposed Settlement of this Action should be approved by the Court as fair, reasonable, and adequate to Class Members.
The class action alleged that persons who purchased certain sold-by-weight meat, poultry, pork, and seafood products (called “Weighted Goods”) and certain organic oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and navel oranges sold in bulk in mesh or plastic bags (called “Bagged Citrus”) in-person at Walmart Stores paid more than the lowest in-store advertised price for those products. Walmart denies these allegations and that it did anything wrong. The Settlement is on behalf of all Persons who Purchased Weighted Goods and/or Bagged Citrus in-person at a Walmart retail store, supercenter, or neighborhood market in the United States or Puerto Rico (“Walmart Store”) from October 19, 2018 through and including January 19, 2024 (the “Settlement Class Period”). The Settlement website, www.WalmartWeightedGroceriesSettlement.com, contains product descriptions and a searchable list of UPC Codes for the Weighted Goods and Bagged Citrus, and examples of those products can be viewed in the FAQs and in the Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint on the Settlement website, www.WalmartWeightedGroceriesSettlement.com.
If you are a Class Member, in order to share in the distribution of the Net Settlement Fund, you must submit a Claim online or, if mailed, postmarked, no later than June 5, 2024. No supporting documentation is required to be eligible to receive a payment: You may submit a claim even if you no longer have receipts. You will need to verify and attest to your eligibility to participate. You can submit your Claim online at www.WalmartWeightedGroceriesSettlement.com. You may also download the Claim Form from the Settlement Website, or call the Claims Administrator toll-free 1-833-987-9998 to get a paper copy of the Claim Form, and mail your Claim Form to the Claims Administrator. Unless the deadline is extended, your failure to submit your Claim by the above deadline will preclude you from receiving any payment from the Settlement.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASE AND SETTLEMENT, INCLUDING HOW TO FILE A CLAIM, A COPY OF THE DETAILED NOTICE DISCUSSING THE SETTLEMENT AND YOUR RIGHTS, INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEIGHTED GOODS AND BAGGED CITRUS PRODUCTS, KEY DOCUMENTS, AND A COPY OF THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ARE AVAILABLE AT: www.WalmartWeightedGroceriesSettlement.com or call toll-free 1-833-987-9998.
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Attorneys for this case:
Nicholas E. Chimicles
Kimberly M. Donaldson-Smith
Zachary P. Beatty