Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club Sales Tax Refund Class Action 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 class action alleges that when Wal-Mart gave a customer a refund for an item purchased at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club retail stores or online at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club websites, it did not refund the entire amount of sales tax the customer had paid at the time of purchase. 

Docket Number:


Company: Walmart, Inc.

Filing Deadline: December 18, 2015

Class Period: May 2, 2010 to July 16, 2015

Objection Deadline: November 18, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: December 18, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: December 17, 2015

Proof of Purchase:

Claim form asks for information about returned item and locations of purchase and return.


You may be eligible if you purchased, or received as a gift, an item from a Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club store or online from Walmart.com or Samsclub.com for delivery within the US, then returned the product and received or were credited less sales than was initially paid, between May 2, 2010 and July 16, 2015. (You are not eligible if you returned an item and received a product exchange rather than a refund.)

Typical Settlement Amount:

$3 gift card, depending on the number of claims received. Awards are on a first-come, first-serve basis; they may be up to $15 if few claims are received, or you may not receive a gift card at all if all funds have been exhausted before you may your claim. Each person may only receive one credit, no matter how many items were returned.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber

Claim Form: Brandewie, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Claim Form

Case Name: Shaun Brandewie, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Settlement Website: Brandewie, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Class Action Administration, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Brandewie v. Wal-Mart Stores Claims Administrator
c/o Class Action Administration Inc.
PO Box 6878

Broomfield, CO 80021


Toll Free: 1-844-239-6705

Tags: Failure To Pay For Refund, Unfair Services