October 4, 1990
The state attorney general's office has charged a Fairfax Avenue butcher shop with selling non-kosher turkey as kosher. The civil action, which carries possible penalties of $2,500 or more, alleges that Bazar Meats also failed to keep the paperwork required for butcher shops to prove that their stock of fresh meat comes from kosher suppliers.
January 2, 1986 |
The Gardena Recycling Center has agreed to pay $20,000 in penalties and court costs in a settlement with the district attorney's office over allegations that the company cheated customers by misrepresenting the weight of metals it purchased. The company, which purchases scrap metal for recycling, admitted no wrongdoing in settling the civil consumer protection lawsuit, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Martin Herscovitz. The company, located at 1538 West 134th St.
March 20, 1996 |
Lucky Stores, which promotes itself as "the low-price leader" among Southern California supermarkets, has agreed to pay more than $145,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging discrepancies between its posted prices and the charges registered at checkout lanes in its Los Angeles County stores. Lucky admitted no wrongdoing in settling the suit, filed by Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn.
April 8, 1994 |
For the second time in less than two years, the Los Angeles city attorney's office has filed criminal charges against Ralphs Grocery Co. for allegedly overcharging customers at some of its Los Angeles stores. City Atty. Jim Hahn on Thursday filed 24 misdemeanor charges against Ralphs--Southern California's third-largest grocery chain--and 10 of its store supervisors. The charges include 17 counts of false advertising and seven counts of overcharging customers at the checkout counter.
July 23, 1994 |
For the second time in two years, Ralphs Grocery Co. has pleaded no contest to criminal counts of overcharging customers at some of its stores and has agreed to pay fines and a penalty. The charges involved disparities between the posted shelf price on some products and prices registered at the checkout counter. The accusations followed inspections by the Los Angeles County Department of Weights and Measures at 10 supermarkets in the San Fernando Valley and central and West Los Angeles.
February 4, 2011 |
Sentencing for supermarket giant Ralphs Grocery Co. was set for next Wednesday on 62 criminal counts of overcharging customers, false advertising and false labeling at more than a dozen stores in Los Angeles County. The company, which pleaded no contest to the charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, faces up to $43,000 in penalties. When charged in May, Ralphs and its parent company, Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., faced fines and penalties of up to $256,000 each.