Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$14,500,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
January 5, 2005
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

The California Attorney General reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. resolving a civil complaint alleging thousands violations of state gun laws over a three-year period from 2000-03. Under the terms of the $14.5 million agreement, Wal-Mart agreed to pay $5 million in fines, submit to court-enforced compliance with all gun laws, and provide more than $4 million to fund state compliance checks, prevent the sale of ammunition to minors and educate the public on gun laws.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
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Parent company note: 
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