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July 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sears Settles New Jersey Charges: Settling charges that it ripped off New Jersey consumers at its auto centers, Sears, Roebuck & Co. agreed to contribute $200,000 to a fund that would promote reform in the auto repair industry and educate consumers about their rights in dealing with auto repair shops. The fund would be administered by the National Assn. of Attorneys General.
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July 22, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sears Settles New Jersey Charges: Settling charges that it ripped off New Jersey consumers at its auto centers, Sears, Roebuck & Co. agreed to contribute $200,000 to a fund that would promote reform in the auto repair industry and educate consumers about their rights in dealing with auto repair shops. The fund would be administered by the National Assn. of Attorneys General.
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June 16, 1992 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The problems for Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s auto repair centers expanded beyond California on Monday as New Jersey officials accused the chain of recommending unnecessary car repairs. New Jersey Consumer Affairs Director Emma N. Byrne said employees at six Sears auto centers in the state recommended unneeded repairs that ranged in cost from $30 to $406 during 12 inspections of undercover state cars. She said the cars had disconnected alternator wires, a $10 repair.
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June 16, 1992 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The problems for Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s auto repair centers expanded beyond California on Monday as New Jersey officials accused the chain of recommending unnecessary car repairs. New Jersey Consumer Affairs Director Emma N. Byrne said employees at six Sears auto centers in the state recommended unneeded repairs that ranged in cost from $30 to $406 during 12 inspections of undercover state cars. She said the cars had disconnected alternator wires, a $10 repair.
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