Kansas Supreme Court to hear Johnson County’s appeal in ‘dark store’ theory case involving Walmart

Johnson County has successfully petitioned the Kansas Supreme Court to reconsider a lower court decision to value Walmart and Sam's Club properties within the county at a lower valuation in years 2016 and 2017. File photo.

The Kansas Supreme Court is taking up a “dark store” theory case involving Johnson County and Walmart.

Johnson County has asked the state’s highest court to reconsider a decision by the state Court of Appeals, which upheld a Kansas Board of Tax Appeals decision last fall over the property values of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Johnson County in 2016 and 2017.