Filing A Lawsuit Against Kroger — And Winning
The Kroger Company is an American retailer that holds the title of the largest supermarket by revenue in the United States. Kroger is ranked #23 on Fortune 500’s rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. As of today, Kroger operates almost 3,000 supermarkets, pharmacies, and even jewelers.
Recently, Kroger came under fire for overfishing, selling endangered and protected species. Additionally, Kroger came under fire in the “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense”' in America, a national gun-control organization that put pressure on Kroger to ban the open carry of firearms in all of its stores. Kroger refuted this, defending legislation that validated open carry.
If you’ve encountered any issues with Kroger, you might be entitled to sue. This article will discuss valid reasons to sue Kroger, the standard procedure of suing in small claims court, and how you can file a lawsuit the easy way with DoNotPay.
Can You Sue Kroger?
The short answer is yes! The table below outlines examples of valid legal grounds for suing Kroger.
|Slips and Falls||Slipping or falling on anything in or around a Kroger premise due to a lack of maintenance.|
|Poor Store Maintenance||Stores that have objects on the ground (tripping hazards), rotten produce, and even faulty merchandise being sold.|
|Wrongful Termination||Termination of employees without cause or adequate justification.|
|Contract Breach||Breaching a contract that details warranty, or has been co-signed by Kroger.|
|Discrimination||Discrimination or preferential treatment towards employees as a result of a protected class such as race, gender, and sexual orientation.|
Consider These Before Suing Kroger
Suing is typically a last resort when all other options have been exhausted. Before you sue, consider the following:
- Are there any alternatives?
- Do you have evidence? This includes but is not limited to:
- Record of payments
- Summary of events
- Reasons for entitlement
- How much will this cost? This is an important question to ask — often, small claims with legal representation are expensive and have a greater cost than the payoff of winning a lawsuit.
Was Kroger Neglectful?
Although your case might appear to fulfill the requirements of a lawsuit, it is important to establish negligence in filing a Small Claims case against Kroger.
- Duty: Prove that Kroger owed a legal duty to you
- Breach: Prove that Kroger breached their legal duty through specific actions, failing to act appropriately
- Causation: Prove that due to Kroger’s negligence, injuries or damages were incurred
- Damages: Prove that you endured specific damages because of Kroger’s negligence, using evidence to support your claim.
How to Sue Kroger in Small Claims Court?
Follow these steps to file a small claims suit, considering that oftentimes, small claims suits are difficult to win without adequate legal guidance.
- File a Verified Complaint –– File a document explaining your claim, cause of action, and purpose to the company you are suing.
- File a Civil Summons –– You may need to complete a civil summons form, a document that can be found on many court’s websites. The summons will need to be signed (issued) by a lawyer, court clerk, or judge.
- Serve the Defendant –– Typically, most individuals hire a non-affiliated person to serve the other group their papers. Mail the documents to
The Kroger Co.
1014 Vine St.
- Appear in Court –– You must go to and keep track of court appearances, the necessary paperwork required, and steps that you need to take to help the case progress
How to Sue Kroger With DoNotPay?
Kroger is equipped with a well-informed legal team. Thus, it might be difficult to file a claim against them by yourself. As a solution to this issue, DoNotPay provides an automated lawsuit generator that makes suing concise. To file a small claims lawsuit against Kroger, all you need to do is:
- Log on to DoNotPay on any web browser and select “Sue Now”
- Quantify your damages in monetary terms
- Select whether you’d like to receive a demand letter or court filing forms
- Describe your reason for filing the lawsuit and submit any evidence to support your claim
That’s all! With DoNotPay, the process of suing Kroger is covered in an instant!
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