Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ferrellgas Partners L.P. and Ferrellgas L.P.
Current Parent Company: 
Ferrellgas Partners
Penalty: 
$1,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
December 5, 2013
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Blue Rhino (Ferrellgas) and AmeriGas agreed to pay $1 million and $0.8 million respectively in settlement of allegations by the District Attorneys of Alameda, Fresno, Monterey, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and Ventura counties that they reduced the amount of propane sold in their barbeque propane cylinders while keeping the tanks locked in cages before purchase, stopping customers from noticing that the content had been reduced.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
multi-county
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Kansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous energy products and systems
Specific Industry of Parent: 
energy supplies
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Parent company note: 
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