June 18, 2004 |
Advocate Health Care Network, Fairview Health Systems and Baptist Health Systems Inc. are among the nonprofit, tax-exempt hospitals in eight states being sued for allegedly overcharging uninsured patients. The suits seek damages on behalf of all uninsured people who were allegedly charged more than insured patients for nonprofit hospital medical care, according to 13 federal suits filed in eight states. The American Hospital Assn.
May 25, 2007 |
Connecticut's attorney general announced a lawsuit against Best Buy Co., accusing it of denying deals on www.BestBuy.com. Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal said store employees charged customers higher prices found on a look-alike internal website. The lawsuit seeks refunds for consumers, civil penalties, court costs, a ban on the practice and other remedies. Richfield, Minn.-based Best Buy denied Blumenthal's allegations.
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May 25, 1994 |
A Van Nuys man who runs a San Fernando Valley moving company was sentenced to 20 days of community service and fined after being convicted of overcharging homeowners fleeing their homes in the wake of the Northridge earthquake. Thomas J. Smith, a 42-year-old Van Nuys man, pleaded no contest Monday in Los Angeles Municipal Court to five counts of making false statements and five counts of violating moving regulation laws, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
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March 12, 2008 |
The leader of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California strongly denied allegations contained in a whistle-blower lawsuit unsealed last week that the group overcharged the state and federal government by at least $180 million for birth-control pills. In a statement released Tuesday, Kathy Kneer, the group's president and chief executive, called the allegations contained in the federal lawsuit "completely false." P. Victor Gonzalez alleges that he was fired in March 2004 as vice president of finance and administration of the Los Angeles affiliate after raising concerns about the "illegal accounting, billing and donations practices of Planned Parenthood."
May 12, 2010 |
Supermarket giant Ralphs and its parent company were charged Tuesday with overcharging customers, false advertising and false labeling after an undercover operation by Los Angeles county officials. The multicount criminal case, filed by the Los Angeles city attorney's criminal branch, said Ralphs overcharged on prepackaged and weighed products such as fried chicken, bulk coffee, salads and fish. The chain was fined for similar violations in 2008 and 2009. Ralphs and parent company Kroger Co. could face fines and penalties of up to $256,000 each.
February 6, 1994
Comarco Inc., a provider of wireless communications and engineering systems, said it disputes a claim by a customer it declined to name that says it was overcharged by $5.5 million. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Comarco Chief Executive Don M. Bailey said the dispute is over indirect charges passed along to the client over a seven-year period.