Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rite Aid Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Rite Aid
Penalty: 
$800,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
October 10, 2012
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
false advertising
Violation Description: 

Rite Aid agreed to pay $800,000 in settlement of allegations by the District Attorneys in Santa Clara, Riverside and Ventura counties plus the San Diego City Attorney that it deceptively advertised its reward cards as reducing prices, and also that it failed to redeem gift cards with a cash value of less than $10.

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: 
Pennsylvania
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
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