Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreens
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$125,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
March 30, 2005
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: 
false advertising
Violation Description: 

Walgreens agreed to pay $125,000 to resolve allegations by the District Attorneys of Napa, Solano and San Diego counties that it helped promote false advertising claims for a device called the AbEnergizer.

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
Source of Data: 

Wal-Mart, Walgreens lose AbEnergizer suit, UPI, March 30, 2005 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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