Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
LG Electronics
Current Parent Company: 
LG
Penalty: 
$1,700,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
April 11, 2008
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

LG Electronics signed a consent decree with FCC and paid $1.7 million to resolve allegations that the company violated regulations requiring TV producers to include V-Chips enabling parents to block certain types of programming.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Communications Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
South Korea
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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