Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Rite Aid Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Rite Aid
Penalty: 
$2,800,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
April 14, 2000
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Rite Aid Corp. agreed to pay $2.8 million in civil penalties to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen California District Attorneys and the San Diego City Attorney alleging that it engaged in misleading advertising and unfair competition.

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: 
retail-pharmacies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Source of Data: 

Rite Aid to Pay $2.8 Million; Alameda County, Other Agencies Filed Suit, San Jose Mercury News, April 14, 2000 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.