Settlement Structure: Claims Made
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:
The plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit allege that Walmart discriminated against associates with same-sex spouses based on sex by failing to provide spousal health insurance benefits to the same-sex spouses of associates before January 1, 2014.Docket Number:
Filing Deadline: March 20, 2017
Class Period: January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013
Objection Deadline: March 20, 2017
Exclusion Deadline: March 20, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: May 11, 2017Proof of Purchase: Eligibility:
This settlement includes all of those who:
- Worked at Walmart or Sam’s Club between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013
- Were legally married to a same-sex spouse during that same period; and
- Would have been eligible for spousal Health Insurance Benefits from Walmart or Sam’s Club but for the limitation on providing spousal Health Insurance Benefits to same-sex spouses during that same period.
Claimants who submit a Short Form Claim will receive a pro rata share of the settlement depending on the number of valid forms submitted. Claimants who submit a Long Form claim will be fully reimbursed.
Total Settlement Amount: $7,500,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Outten and Golden LLP
Claim Form: Claim Form
Case Name: Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Settlement Website: Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Settlement
Kurtsman Carson Consultants
Cote v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 43415 Providence, RI 02940-3415
Fax: 1-877-839-2878Tags: Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, LGBT Discrimination