Walmart Settlement Payout Update – Claim by June 5 to get upto $500!

The Walmart settlement payout update involves customers potentially receiving up to $500 due to a class-action lawsuit alleging overcharging for weighted goods and bagged citrus between October 2018 and January 2024.

Walmart Settlement Payout Update

The Walmart settlement may provide customers with payouts of up to $500 due to a class-action lawsuit alleging overcharging for weighted goods and bagged citrus between October 2018 and January 2024.

Walmart has agreed to pay $45 million, pending final approval on June 12, 2024. Claimants must file by June 5, 2024, with payments sent electronically or via check. 

Eligible products include various meats and citrus fruits. Claimants without proof of purchase can receive $10-$50, while those with proof get 2% more. Walmart denies wrongdoing but settled for both parties’ benefit.

Walmart Settlement Payout Eligibility 

The eligibility criteria for Walmart settlement payout is:

  • Shopping Location and Dates: You had to make in-person purchases of weighted goods or bagged citrus fruits at a Walmart store (including Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets) within the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • The qualifying purchase window ran from October 19, 2018, to January 19, 2024.
  • Weighted goods, which include:
    • Meat
    • Poultry
    • Pork
    • Seafood
  • Bagged citrus, which includes:
    • Organic oranges
    • Tangerines
    • Grapefruit
    • Navel oranges
  • Purchase Receipts: Having receipts wasn’t mandatory to file a claim. However, those who could provide proof of purchase (receipts) were eligible for an additional 2% on their total claimed purchase amount.
  • Minimum Purchase Requirement: There wasn’t a minimum purchase amount required to qualify. Even if you only bought a few qualifying items during the period, you could have filed a claim.
  • State Residency: Your residency within the US or Puerto Rico didn’t affect eligibility.
  • The settlement amount was distributed based on the number of valid claims submitted. This means the final payout for each claimant might be less than the potential maximum of $500.

Walmart Settlement Payout Amount 

The Walmart settlement payout amount varies based on the number of purchased weighted goods or bagged citrus products and whether proof of purchase is provided. Here are the some points regarding the payout amounts:

  • Claimants without Proof of Purchase:  $10 for up to 50 weighted goods or bagged citrus.
    • $15 for 51-75 items.
    •  $20 for 76-100 items.
    •  $25 for 101 or more items.
  • Claimants with Proof of Purchase: Those who submit proof of purchase will receive 2% more on the total cost of the purchased items, capped at $500.
  • Maximum Compensation: The maximum compensation any individual can receive is $500, which is contingent on the total cost of the purchased items and the submission of valid proof of purchase.
  • Payment Process: Payments will be sent electronically to accounts provided by claimants or through paper checks if requested. 
  • The exact timeline for payments is uncertain, pending final approval and potential appeals after the June 12, 2024 hearing.
  • Payments will be sent electronically to provide accounts or through paper checks if requested.
  • Claimants have until June 5, 2024, to file a claim for the Walmart settlement payout, ensuring they meet the eligibility criteria and provide the necessary information for processing their claims.

Claiming Walmart Settlement Payout

The process for filing a claim for Walmart settlement can be outlined in points as follows:

  • Go to walmartweightedgroceriessettlement.com to submit a claim online or download a form to mail.
  • Fill out the claim form with your contact information, details of purchased items, and select a payment option (electronic or paper check).
  • If you have proof of purchase, you may receive 2% more on the total cost of your eligible items, capped at $500.
  • Claimants without proof of purchase can still receive compensation based on the number of items purchased.
  • If you wish to exclude yourself from the settlement, submit a written notice by May 22, 2024.
  • You can also object to the settlement without being excluded.
  • The settlement terms, including eligible claims and payout amounts, will be finalised by a judge at a hearing on June 12, 2024.

Factors affecting Walmart Settlement Payout

There are two main factors affecting the final payout amount for the Walmart settlement:

  • Total Number of Valid Claims Submitted: The total settlement fund is $45 million. This fixed amount will be divided amongst all approved claimants. The higher the number of valid claims submitted, the smaller the individual payout will be for each claimant.
  • Proof of Purchase: Claimants who submitted proof of purchase (receipts) were eligible for an additional 2% on their total claimed purchase amount, capped at $500. This means they could potentially receive a higher payout compared to those who didn’t provide receipts.
  • The individual payout could be close to $500 for a small number of claims, especially with proof of purchase. 
  • However, if many people submit claims, even those with receipts might get considerably less, and the extra 2% for proof of purchase would have a smaller effect on the payout.

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