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Sam’s Club Freshness Guarantee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action against Sam’s Club claiming that it did not fully honor its freshness guarantee set forth in the Sam’s Member Benefits Pamphlet. The guarantee states: “Refunds of Fresh Product (i.e., Meat, Bakery, or Produce) will follow the 200% guarantee: Double the Member’s money back OR refund of the original purchase price and replacement of the item.”

Docket Number:

6:14-cv-03601-BHH

Company: Walmart, Inc.

Filing Deadline: March 26, 2018

Objection Deadline: March 26, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: March 26, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: April 9, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

No, but you must submit a claim form giving your Sam’s membership number and identifying the goods you returned.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you were a Sam’s Club member who, during the class period for your state, bought certain fresh products from a Sam’s Club in the US, and returned that product but did not receive the full value of the Freshness Guarantee (double your money back or refund of the original purchase price plus replacement of the item). Fresh products include certain foods in the meat, deli, produce, bakery, or seafood departments that are sold fresh (such as fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood) or prepared fresh by Sam’s Club or are “farm-to-club” fresh products.

The class periods are as follows:

  • September 11, 1999 to November 9, 2017: KY
  • September 11, 2004 to November 9, 2017: IA, IL, IN, LA, RI, WV, WY
  • September 11, 2006 to November 9, 2017: MT, OH
  • September 11, 2008 to November 9, 2017: AL, AZ, CT, GA, HI, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, ND, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI
  • September 11, 2009 to November 9, 2017: AK, AR, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, ID, KS, MD, MO, NC, NE, NH, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA
Typical Settlement Amount:

Gift card with an anticipated value of $10. Amount could be higher or lower, depending on how many valid claims are received.

Total Settlement Amount: $6,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman LLC

Claim Form: Sam’s Club Freshness Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Myriam Fejzulai, et al. v. Sam’s West Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Sam’s Club Freshness Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
RG/2 Claims Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Sam’s Freshness Guarantee
c/o RG/2 Claims Administration LLC
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479
phone (866) 742-4955
fax (215) 979-1695

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Sales Practices, False Guarantee