Rite Aid Pays $12.3M To Escape Toxic Waste Disposal Suit

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT) -- Rite Aid Corp. on Tuesday became the latest pharmacy giant to shell out millions to California over its toxic waste disposal practices, agreeing to pay $12.3 million to shut down a suit accusing it of illegally dumping hazardous materials at hundreds of locations.

The court-ordered settlement resolves a civil suit alleging unlawful waste-handling practices at approximately 600 California Rite Aid stores, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday. The deal follows California’s $16.6 million settlement with Walgreen Co. in December and its $14 million settlement...
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