Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walmart
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$1,500,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
April 24, 2006
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Wal-Mart agreed to pay $780,000 in penalties and costs, donate $100,000 to food banks, and pay $620,000 to a separate fund to pay for independent audits. This was in settlement of allegations it failed to individually price items, as required by Michigan law.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Michigan Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Michigan
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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