Wal-Mart Accused Of Unlicensed Hearing Aid Sales

Law360, Houston (July 12, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A group of hearing aid dispensers hit Wal-Mart Stores Inc. with a proposed class action in Texas federal court Friday, alleging the retail giant is cutting into their business by selling the devices to the public without a license.

Putative lead plaintiff Saleem Assaf says that Wal-Mart provides information on its in-store hearing aid displays that helps consumers determine which device to buy, skirting a requirement of Texas law and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the practice of measuring hearing for the purpose of...
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