Manatt’s Ronald Blum, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, represented Dollar Tree and Dollar Family in a $1.2 million settlement with the New York Attorney General’s office over allegations that the stores sold expired or obsolete products to customers, including medicine and motor oil, and failed to follow the state’s bottle deposit law.
Dollar General noted that it took immediate action to address medication that was past its expiration date, and said in a response that it disagreed with investigators from the Attorney General’s office on their claims that the store’s motor oil on sale was obsolete, according to New York Law Journal.
“We continue to believe that the DG-branded motor oil products at issue meet both the Company’s standards for quality and value, but also all applicable federal and state labeling, marketing and placement requirements where they are sold,” the company said in a statement.
Dollar General agreed to pay $1.1 million in restitution, damages, penalties and costs as part of the settlement, while Dollar Tree agreed to pay $100,000.
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