Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
JCPenney
Current Parent Company: 
J.C. Penney
Penalty: 
$40,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
May 22, 2012
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Americans with Disabilities Act
Violation Description: 

Century 21, JCPenney, and Petland Discounts agreed to pay a total of $120,000 as part of a settlement in which they agreed to take significant steps to ensure that each of their New York stores complies with the accessibility requirements and design standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The announcement did not specify how the amount was to be divided among the companies. Here we assume it was split evenly among them.

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