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Walgreens to pay $16M for violations

Original post made on Dec 14, 2012

Walgreen Co. has settled a lawsuit by 42 California counties for illegally dumping hazardous waste and unlawfully disposing confidential customer medical information, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

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Posted by Margo McAuliffe
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

This settlement is a slight slap on the hand to a corporation like Walgreens. It comes to slightly under $400,000 for each county. If a really painful amount had been assessed, think of the message sent not just to Walgreens, but to other corporations who are also careless of the environment or our private information. I'm glad Walgreens has now reformed, but what prevented their being responsible citizens without judicial requirements. After all, hasn't the Supreme Court told us that corporations are "individuals"? What nonsense.