Calif. DAs Sue Walgreen For $60M Over Toxic Waste Disposal

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Three dozen district attorneys in California said Monday they’re suing Walgreen Co. for at least $60 million over allegations the pharmacy giant illegally dumped toxic waste and customers’ medical records into garbage cans at hundreds of locations.

According to a complaint filed in June and later amended, retail staffers across the Golden State flouted hazardous materials regulations by throwing latex paint, batteries, electronic devices, aerosol products, mercury-containing light bulbs, prescription drugs and bleach into standard trash receptacles.

The alleged misconduct, which is said to have played...
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