On February 27, 2012 the First and Second Distributions for Class Members was made. Anyone for whom we had a correct address, and did not opt-out of the Settlement was mailed a check for their portion.
These checks expire in 90 days.
On October 29, 2009, at the Settlement Fairness Hearing, Judge Mark A. VandeWiele approved the Settlement, the terms of which can be accessed by clicking the appropriate link under the heading “Important Case Documents” on this web page.
On November 24, 2009, an objector filed a Notice of Appeal. At this time as a result of the pending appeal, the Settlement is not final. Until the Settlement becomes final which cannot happen so long as there is a pending appeal, payments provided for under the Settlement will not be made. It is uncertain how long it will take to resolve the pending appeal. Class Counsel have asked the Appellate Court to expedite the scheduling of the appeal. It is not uncommon for appeals to take several months or even years to resolve.
If you have already sent in your Claim Form and would like to confirm that the Claims Administrator has received it, contact the Claims Administrator via e-mail by clicking on the "Contact Us" button on this web page and then filling in the requested personal contact information. In the blank box labeled “Question,” state the following: “Please confirm the receipt of my claim and send me my claim number.” If your address changes any time before you receive payment from this Settlement, please advise the Claims Administrator of your new address by filling out the form on this web page.
The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, General Division, in Rock Island, Illinois directed that this case proceed as a class action for settlement purposes and authorized this notice. Before any money is paid, the Court will have a hearing to decide whether to approve the settlement. The title of the case is: Brown, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., Case No. 01 L 85.