Sears Settles Lawsuit Alleging Pricing Fraud

Sears paid out $1 million to settle a civil lawsuit with six California counties that accused the retailer of charging customers more for products than the advertised prices.

Sears, which admitted no fault, didn’t comment to the Marin Independent Journal, but of course a prosecutor was there to gloat.

“Sears was very cooperative and they worked very hard in putting together a progressive program to make sure these types of problems don’t continue,” a consumer protection prosecutor for the Marin County District Attorney’s Office told the paper. “We believe that the programs they’re putting in place are really very good.”

Kmart, a Sears subsidiary, was also named in the suit for charging customers inaccurate fees for recycling drink containers.

Sears settles pricing suit by Marin, other counties [Marin Independent Journal]
(Thanks, Steve!)