Target Settles Calif. Toxic Waste Suit For $22.5M

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 11:11 PM EST) -- Target Corp. won court approval Wednesday to pay $22.5 million to end a suit brought by the California attorney general that accused the retailer of illegally dumping hazardous waste and corrosive chemicals.

Judge Steven A. Brick of the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Alameda, signed off on the settlement, which enjoins Target from improperly dumping hazardous waste and includes a provision that the retailer must hire an outside firm to audit its waste-handling practices, according to prosecutors.

Part of the $22.5 million...
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