Wal-Mart Litigation -- Alma Casillas v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Court: United States District Court for the Central District of California
Case No.: 2:06-CV-00571
Wexler Wallace filed this case as a class action on behalf of California consumers who were charged higher prices at Wal-Mart scanner check-outs than what was advertised on store shelves. Such overcharges would usually go unnoticed and the small amount of an individual overcharge deterred consumers from seeking remedies at Wal-Mart. Plaintiffs alleged that overcharges occurring at Wal-Mart scanner check-outs were almost double the national average. The Court approved a settlement, which provides significant injunctive relief applicable to all of Wal-Mart’s California stores. Pursuant to the settlement, Wal-Mart must regularly certify its compliance with the settlement terms to the Court.