Walmart Coupon Class Action Settlement
If you used a coupon when purchasing
a taxable item at a Pennsylvania Walmart
from June 8, 2007 through April 15, 2015,
you may qualify to receive
a Walmart gift card.
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class
action lawsuit regarding the collection of sales tax
on purchases made in Pennsylvania Walmart stores
in which the consumer used a coupon.
You must submit a claim form
by November 22, 2018
to be eligible for the gift card.
Click on the File a Claim button below
to go directly to the claim filing page.
Exclusion and Objection
The information contained on this website is only a summary of information presented in more
detail in the Notice, which you can access by clicking here. Since this website presents just
summary information, you should review the Notice for additional details.
If you are a member of the Settlement Class, your legal rights are
affected whether you act or do not act.
Please read the Notice carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM||
You must submit a Claim Form to receive payment under the Settlement. To submit your claim, click here and provide all of the information required. You may submit only one Claim. Once submitted, the Claims Administrator, who has been approved by the Court, will determine and confirm the validity of your Claim and information. If you are unable to submit a Claim or other required information electronically, you may contact the Claims Administrator by email, or by calling the toll-free Settlement Help Line on (855) 569-5890. You must submit a Claim Form by November 22, 2018, to get any money.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||If you already have a lawsuit against Walmart for similar claims and want to continue with it, or if you do not agree with the claims made in this lawsuit, you may ask to be excluded from the Class. If you remove yourself from the Settlement (sometimes called “opting out”) you will not get money or benefits from this Settlement. However, you may be able to sue or make a claim against Walmart on your own. If you start your own lawsuit or claim against Walmart after you exclude yourself, you will have to independently prove your claims, and you may have to hire and pay your own lawyer. If you do choose to exclude yourself, you should talk to your lawyer soon, because your claims may be subject to a statute of limitations, which means you only have a certain amount of time to file your own lawsuit. You must exclude yourself from the Settlement by November 14, 2018. Follow the exclusion procedure as instructed in the Notice. Once you choose to opt-out, your election is irrevocable and cannot be changed.|
|OBJECT||If you do not elect to opt-out, but wish to object, you must file a written objection with the Court, signed by you or your attorney. You may present your objections in person or through an attorney (hired at your expense) at the Final Fairness Hearing, at which time the Court will consider and rule on your objection. You must send a written objection to the Court no later than November 14, 2018. Follow the objection procedure as instructed in the Notice.|
|DO NOTHING||By doing nothing, you lose the possibility of getting benefits or money from this settlement. You also give up the right to sue Walmart separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.|
What is this lawsuit about?
This lawsuit was commenced on June 8, 2013. In general terms, the Complaint alleges that Pennsylvania law and regulations require retailers like Walmart to deduct the value of coupons tendered before calculating the amount of sales tax owed on the purchase. The Complaint also contends that Walmart’s receipts were structured in such a way that the receipts caused confusion and misunderstanding as to the basis for the sales tax. Mr. Farneth also contends that Walmart had the capability to allow its cash register system to deduct the value of the coupon before charging sales tax, but elected not to do so and did not advise the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue of the capability. Walmart denies that it did anything wrong, and contends that, among other things, based on the information it provided to the Department of Revenue, it received an opinion from the Department allowing Walmart to collect the tax. This is only a summary. You can obtain more detailed information as set forth in the Notice.
Final Fairness Hearing
On November 19, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., the Final Fairness Hearing will take place in Courtroom 815 of the City-County Building, located at 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The date and time of the fairness hearing are subject to change by Court Order. Any changes will be posted on this website.YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE FINAL FAIRNESS HEARING IN ORDER TO OBTAIN YOUR BENEFITS UNDER THIS SETTLEMENT.
Important Dates and Deadlines