Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
The Procter & Gamble Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Procter & Gamble
Penalty: 
$850,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
June 26, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

The Procter & Gamble Co. agreed to pay $850,000 in settlement of allegations it violated California's slack fill law, using oversized packaging to make the product seem larger than it actually is. The settlement was with the District Attorneys of Yolo, Fresno, Shasta and Riverside counties and split equally between them.

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: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
household and personal care products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
household & personal care products
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Parent company note: 
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