Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$60,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
January 11, 2000
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Bayer agreed to settle litigation brought by the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut concerning its claims about the role of aspiring in preventing heart attacks and strokes. This was part of a larger settlement also involving the federal government (though the $60,000 paid to the two states was separate from the $1 million the company agreed to spend on a consumer education campaign); see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-bayer-corp...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.