Welcome to the Brandewie v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Settlement Website

There is a proposed Settlement of a class action in the
District Court for the Northern District of Ohio titled
Shaun Brandewie, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,
Case Number 1:14-CV-00965.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The parties are working to finalize all claims. Benefits are expected to be sent in the summer of 2016.

Case Summary

The lawsuit claims that Wal-Mart at times gave a refund or credit on a product purchased from a Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club retail location within the United States or online from Walmart.com or Samsclub.com for delivery within the United States, and the amount of sales tax refunded or credited was less than the full amount of sales tax paid at the time the product was purchased.

Wal-Mart denies any and all liability or wrongdoing with respect to the claims alleged in the lawsuit, but desires to settle the case because a settlement will avoid the risk, expense and distraction of continued litigation.

Class Member Definition

To be a part of this settlement, you must meet the following definition of the Settlement Class:

    All persons who, during the Settlement Class Period, purchased, or were given as a gift a product purchased, from a Wal-Mart Retail Location, Sam’s Club Retail Location, or online from Walmart.com or Samsclub.com for delivery within the United States, to whom Wal-Mart gave a refund or credit, but where the amount of sales tax refunded or credited was less than the full amount of sales tax paid at the time the product was purchased, excluding cases where Wal-Mart provided a product exchange rather than a refund, and further excluding Wal-Mart and its officers and directors.

Class Member Options


Option Description
Submit an online Claim Form no later than December 18, 2015 To qualify for a payment from the settlement, you must submit an online Claim Form on or before December 18, 2015. Payments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. If the available settlement funds are exhausted before you make your claim, you will not receive any payment, so do not delay.
Exclude yourself from the Settlement before December 18, 2015 If you wish to exclude yourself from this Settlement, you must follow the instructions in Question 13 of the Notice, a copy can be found on the Key Dates/Docs page.
Object to the Settlement before November 18, 2015 If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must submit your objection by November 18, 2015, in writing, along with reasons for your objections, to the Clerk of the Court, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel. See Question 18 of the Notice for detailed instructions. A copy of the Notice can be found on the Key Dates/Docs page.
Attend the Fairness Hearing on December 17, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. If you wish to be heard at the Fairness Hearing for any reason, then you must also notify the Clerk of the Court, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel in writing, on or before November 18, 2015, of your intention to appear, together with a statement that indicates the basis for your appearance along with any supporting documentation you intend to present.
Do Nothing By doing nothing you will forfeit any right to obtain benefits under this proposed Settlement, and you will still be bound by the terms of the proposed Settlement and will not be entitled to any relief.

Additional Information

For more details about the benefits of the settlement, please review the Settlement Benefits page. For key dates and deadlines, and to download important case documents, please review the Key Dates/Docs page. For answers to common questions, please visit the Common Questions page. To contact the Claims Administrator, refer to the Contact Us page.

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