Whole Foods Reaches Settlement in Coupon Tax Dispute
Whole Foods Market Group and a consumer have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging the company defrauded customers by calculating and adding sales tax to purchases before deducting any discounts from coupons. Wong v. Whole Foods Mkt. Grp., No. 15-0848 (N.D. Ill., stipulation filed October 12, 2015). The parties filed a joint stipulation of dismissal to the court but did not disclose the agreement’s terms. The lawsuit is one of several alleging claims of consumer fraud, common law fraud and unjust enrichment against various retailers.