Matt Case - April 9th, 2024 - 6:34am PDT 

    Walmart Agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Overcharging Case

    Walmart has agreed to a $45 million settlement in a class action lawsuit accusing the retail giant of overcharging customers for groceries. Despite denying the allegations, Walmart opted to settle the lawsuit, which claimed the company inflated the weight of items, leading to higher prices than advertised.

    The lawsuit centered on accusations that Walmart's practices resulted in customers paying more than the lowest advertised prices for various grocery products. The settlement affects consumers who purchased groceries from Walmart over the past five years.

    Under the terms of the settlement, individuals who bought groceries during the specified period may be entitled to a portion of the payout. Walmart's decision to settle avoids a prolonged legal battle, although the company maintains its denial of the overcharging claims.