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 are reported to have defrauded Walmart). (Maestas et al v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Does 1-10
, Case No. 16-cv-2597, E. D. CA.)
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