Do you buy packaged meat or bagged fruit from Walmart? You may be entitled to a settlement payment

A group of class-action plaintiffs claim Walmart overcharged them for weighted products. Walmart has denied any wrongdoing.


A customer looks at meat inside a Walmart.
Meat products for sale at a Walmart store in Rosemead, Calif.Bob Riha Jr / Getty Images file

If you bought packaged meat or bagged fruit from Walmart in the past five years or so, you may be eligible for a settlement payment.

The retail giant has agreed in principle to pay back a fraction of what affected customers spent on the purchases as part of an agreement with plaintiffs who claimed it illicitly inflated the price of weighted goods at checkout.

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Walmart has denied any wrongdoing, saying it agreed to the settlement to avoid a trial.

According to the settlement’s website, anyone who can produce a receipt of a purchase or can attest to having made a purchase of packaged meat, poultry, pork and seafood and/or bagged citrus products, like organic oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and navel oranges, is eligible to receive a payment. The purchase must have occurred between Oct. 19, 2018, and Jan. 19, 2024.

The settlement entitles such claimants to 2% of the total cost of their purchased goods, up to $500 — though the cap may change once all claims have been filed and reviewed.


Source: NBC News



Walmart shoppers could claim up to $500 as part of a class-action settlement

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