Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Follett
Penalty: 
$15,500,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
August 2, 2000
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Baker & Taylor, Inc. and its former owner, W.R. Grace & Co., agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that they purposely overcharged school and public libraries for books. The U.S. Justice Department was also involved in the case and issued its own announcement of the settlement; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-baker-and-...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
educational services & materials
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.