Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreens
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$16,570,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
December 14, 2012
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Walgreens agreed to pay $16.57 million in settlement of allegations by 43 California District Attorneys and two City Attorneys that it violated laws over the storage, handling and disposing of hazardous waste when dealing with products used and sold by its stores, as well as failing to correctly dispose of customer records containing confidential medical information.

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: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.