Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Interference, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
February 5, 2007
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Turner Broadcasting and its marketing company agreed to pay $2 million to avoid possible litigation in connection with a bomb scare resulting from the placement of hoax devices in public places to promote a Cartoon Network series.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Source of Data: 

Attorney General Coakley Announces $2 Million Settlement with Turner Broadcasting and Interference Inc., States News Service, February 5, 2007 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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