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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Target Corp.
Current Parent CompanyTarget
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Penalty: $3,941,118
Year: 2015
Date: February 18, 2015
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: Target Corp. agreed to pay over $3.3 million in penalties, plus over half a million dollars in costs and restitution, in settlement of allegations by the District Attorneys of Fresno, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Contra Costa counties and the San Diego City Attorney that it overcharged customers at the checkout for products it labeled or advertised at a lower price.
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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Minnesota
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: retail-discount stores
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Notes: Full amount paid in settlement taken from the San Diego City Attorney press release.
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.