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Walmart faces class action lawsuit accusing retail giant of charging higher prices than listed in stores

ByCNN

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 11:49 AM

A federal appeals court has ruled that Walmart must face a class action lawsuit over allegations it uses “misleading” pricing in its stores.

Walmart faces class action lawsuit over allegations of “misleading” pricing in its stores.

That’s according to a federal appeals court ruling last week, which reversed a lower court’s ruling.

In the lawsuit, an Ohio man claims he purchased more than a dozen items at an Illinois Walmart in 2022.

However, the man claims that the prices of some items are 10 to 15 percent higher than the price on the shelf.

The lawsuit also alleges similar discrepancies occurred at stores in five other states.

Last year, a judge dismissed the case and ruled that Walmart had addressed any unfairness caused by mispricing on shelves by making receipts available after purchases were made.

As a result of last week’s ruling, consumers can now try to prove that the retail giant breached consumer protection laws.