March 4th, 2020
February 2020: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations and adding allegations that Walmart misleadingly advertises that the characterizing flavor in its vanilla shakes is vanilla when, according to plaintiffs, the flavor comes from unspecified “Natural Flavors.” January 2020: A federal judge granted in part and denied in part Walmart’s motion to dismiss. The
January 30th, 2020
December 2019: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 19-cv-10983, C. D. Cal.) August 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly falsely advertising that customers who use its bill payment service to pay third parties will be notified if payments are unsuccessful when, according to plaintiffs, such notification does not
January 13th, 2020
January 2020: This case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-23, C. D. Cal.) October 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly falsely listing lower prices in its app than it charges in stores. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that Walmart’s app shows that the price of Huggies Simply Clean
January 9th, 2020
Walmart continues to mislead consumers looking to purchase American-made products.
March 4th, 2019
In February 2019, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly charging more than the advertised sale price for food that has a price based on its weight. Plaintiffs claim, for example, that Walmart reduced the price on a 1.36 pound package of chicken wings to $1.67 per pound, which would have
August 8th, 2018
July 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the District Court properly dismissed the case but it should not have been dismissed so it remanded the case to be dismissed . (Case No. 17-55539, 9th Cir.) March 2017: A federal judge dismissed this action finding that the plaintiffs failed to show that they
April 27th, 2018
April 2016: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal concluding that the complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. (Case No. 14-55752, 9th Cir.) May 2014: Because plaintiffs did not file an amended complaint after their case was dismissed , the case was dismissed . Later in May,
April 23rd, 2018
A false advertising class-action lawsuit against Walmart was dismissed in March 2007. The 2006 complaint alleged that the store inflated the thread count of bed linens by counting each strand in a yarn as a separate thread resulting in an actual thread count that was doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. The named plaintiff’s claims were dismissed
April 20th, 2018
While it’s the one touted on the box, stevia isn’t the only sweetener in this drink mix.
December 14th, 2017
September 2016: A federal judge granted the named plaintiff’s motion to voluntarily dismiss this action and imposed two conditions on the dismissal: First, the named plaintiff must agree to use the discovery from this case in a state court case; and second, the named plaintiff must be deposed. The dismissal was . April 2015: The
December 1st, 2017
June 2015: This case was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. January 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly falsely marketing Arm & Hammer Fresh-N-Natural Baking Soda 1 lb package as a “3 Pack” when, in reality, the product only contains
November 28th, 2017
Not everyone got the deal they were hoping for.
February 23rd, 2017
Class-action lawsuit challenges retailer’s premium beer claim.
February 22nd, 2017
In February 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly falsely marketing beers – including Cat’s Away IPA, After Party Pale Ale, Round Midnight Belgian White, and Red Flag Amber – as craft beers when, in reality, the beers are not craft beers and are not produced at a craft brewery. (Adam et
December 14th, 2016
In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly deceptively advertising that consumers who purchase car batteries receive a warranty allowing for the replacement of defective batteries without adequately disclosing that Walmart will not honor the warranty if a consumer is placed on an internal fraud database (a list of people who
October 3rd, 2016
Both these companies possess a checkered past when it comes to Made in the USA claims.
July 26th, 2016
July 2016: Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action . The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. July 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Walmart for allegedly using false “Made in USA” labels on its website. According to the plaintiffs, Walmart’s website advertises certain products as being “Made in the USA,” “Assembled
June 28th, 2016
MADISON, CONN. June 28, 2016 –While Walmart is taking advantage of the July 4th holiday to host its 4th U.S. Manufacturing Summit and remind consumers of its marketing push to purchase $250 billion in American products, the world’s biggest retailer is also still making deceptive Made in the USA claims over a year after it
June 28th, 2016
U.S.-made misrepresentations continue one year after TINA.org alerted company to false and deceptive claims.
June 28th, 2016
Below are over 100 examples of Made in the USA misrepresentations on Walmart.com found in June 2016. Group 1: Instances in which U.S.-origin representations made on Walmart.com conflict with origin information contained on the product packaging or manufacturer’s website. Group 2: Instances in which Walmart.com indicates in one place that the product is made in