Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Kohl's Department Stores, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Kohl's
Penalty: 
$958,686
Year: 
2015
Date: 
June 26, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Kohl's Department Stores agreed to pay nearly $1 million in settlement of allegations it violated consumer protection laws by charging customers a higher price than advertised on store shelves and signage, and that it did not adequately disclose how discounts were applied to its loyalty program. The settlement was with the District Attorneys of Santa Cruz, Fresno, Shasta and Riverside counties and split equally between them after deducting the Riverside County Division of Weights & Measures costs of $4,718.

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: 
Wisconsin
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.