Class Claims Supervalu Grocery Chain|Charges Too Much to Cash Checks

     EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (CN) – The Supervalu grocery chain – which includes Shop N Save and Albertsons – charges illegal fees to cash checks, a class action claims in Madison County Circuit Court. Named plaintiff Mary Voyles says the stores charge more than the greater of 50 cents, or 1 percent of the face value of the check, which are the maximum fees allowed by the Illinois Check Cashing Act.

     The class period begins June 1, 2004 and includes all Illinois citizens who cashed a check at any Supervalu store for a fee greater than 50 cents or 1 percent of the face value of the check. Supervalu stores include Shop N Save, Save-A-Lot, Acme, Albertsons, Biggs Bristol Farms, Cub, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s/Star Market and Shoppers.
     The class seeks damages and an injunction. It is represented by Thomas Maag.

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