Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sears Roebuck
Current Parent Company: 
Sears
Penalty: 
$62,600,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
April 1, 2001
Primary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Sears reached a civil settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois that concluded an investigation of advertising of certain Sears automotive batteries in 1994 and 1995.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of Illinois
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-department stores
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.