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Wal-Mart Pays $5M To Settle Sales Tax Class Action

Law360, New York (July 9, 2015, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in a proposed class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of shortchanging customers by applying lower sales tax rates to refunds urged an Ohio federal judge Wednesday to approve a settlement in which the retailer will reimburse the proposed class $5 million worth of store credit and change its return policy.

The $5 million settlement fund will cover attorney costs and provide each potential class member with a gift card worth at least $3, but potentially up to $15 depending on the class size, redeemable at...
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