Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$1,900,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
May 6, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

In exchange for agreeing not to prosecute Wal-Mart in connection with a fatal trampling incident during a Thanksgiving weekend sale, the Nassau County Distric Attorney got Wal-Mart to implement an improved statewide crowd-management plan at each of its 92 New York stores, along with a $400,000 victims' compensation and remuneration fund, a donation of $1.5 million to the community and the creation of 50 jobs annually for Nassau teens.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Nassau County (NY) District Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
New York
Facility County: 
Nassau
Facility City: 
Valley Stream
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.