9th Circ. Chides Wal-Mart Over $9 Battery Core Fee

Law360, Los Angeles (October 8, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday appeared inclined to revive a putative class action alleging Wal-Mart Stores Inc. duped California consumers into paying a $9 core fee when they bought a new car battery and didn't bring in their old battery for recycling, saying its representations about the fee were “very misleading.”

The suit alleges the giant retailer misled consumers by posting a sign next to its lead-acid batteries that read, “Some states require a fee when you buy a new battery.” A California federal judge tossed...
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