Judge Boots Proposed Wal-Mart Battery Fee Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (December 19, 2011, 7:42 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a proposed class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of misleading consumers into thinking a $9 car battery fee was required under state law, saying the additional charge may have had no effect on the plaintiffs' decision to buy the battery from the retailer.

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real said there was no indication that the fee would have influenced named plaintiff June W. Johnson to purchase her car battery at a different store. Instead, Judge Real said Johnson...
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