Walgreens suit settlement sends $1.1 million to Solano

By From page A4 | December 15, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain announced Friday that his office will receive more than $1.1 million as part of a settlement of a lawsuit with the Walgreens chain of stores.

Walgreens, an Illinois-based company, was sued in June 2012 for allegedly improperly disposing of some hazardous wastes and for improperly handling customer records containing confidential medical information.

The lawsuit was filed after investigators searched through garbage bins at 37 Walgreens stores in 2011 – including three in Solano County – and found pesticides, paint, bleach and other hazardous waste.

The settlement with Solano County authorities is part of a larger statewide settlement with 42 other California district attorneys and two city attorneys in which Walgreens agreed to pay nearly $16.6 million in civil penalties and costs. Walgreens also agreed to take steps to preserve confidentiality of customers’ medical information.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • Rich GiddensDecember 15, 2012 - 9:45 am

    Another sucessful DuBain and Kamala Harris communist shakedown of a business! Horray! As they leave California to do business elsewhere, you wont miss the jobs lost either because you dont value the private sector that pays your huge salaries.

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