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Rite Aid to pay $800,000 for false advertising

Original post made on Oct 12, 2012

Rite Aid Corporation has agreed to pay $800,000 for false and deceptive advertising. The company has settled a civil law-enforcement suit with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and DA offices in Riverside and Ventura counties, the Santa Clara County DA has announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 12, 2012, 10:52 AM


Posted by voter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Big corporations scamming middle class consumers. If Romney wins the election, expect this kind of law enforcement to end.

Posted by Cost, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Oct 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

It seems that the prosecution probably cost a lot more than $1457.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

If Obama wins the election, expect prices to continue to rise with increased regulation and corp taxes.

BTW, who do you think pays corp taxes? Corporations cannot just print money like Obama can. Every additional dollar of tax must be passed on to the consumer.

Posted by OK People, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm

This story is about Rite Aid, not about Romney vs Obama. Keep your politics to yourselves. You get to vote in November...until then, we don't care.

Posted by Sabrina, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Hahaha, $800,000 adds up to approximately 0.000032% of Rite Aide's total 2011 revenue of $25.2 billion. I think labeling this as a "slap on the wrist" would be overstating the situation.

Posted by Mr. Nice, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:41 am

I buy all my 420 supplies there.

Posted by huh?, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:00 am

Suckers are born every minute. That's all this was really about. Nice to see the DA wasting time and money on this.