Wal-Mart Will Pay Calif. $2M For Overcharging Customers

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT) -- After violating a 2008 judgment to stop overcharging consumers, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay $2.1 million in penalties and costs for failing to comply with the order, California's attorney general announced Wednesday.

In 2008, a California state court ordered Wal-Mart to resolve discrepancies between advertised prices and those charged at the cash register and to immediately take $3 off the lowest advertised price of one item each time consumers were overcharged, including giving away items for free if they cost less than $3 if a...
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