Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Lowe's Home Centers
Current Parent Company: 
Lowe's
Penalty: 
$18,100,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
April 2, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Lowe's agreed to pay $18.1 million to 31 California district attorneys in settlement of allegations it unlawfully handled and disposed of hazardous waste, discarding material in local landfills.

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: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-home improvement
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.