Posted – August 19, 2015
Walgreens agreed to a $500,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by the city of San Diego. The lawsuit, which was only filed last month, was the result of an investigation revealing that Walgreens pharmacists had repeatedly failed to properly consult customers receiving new drugs, or those whose dosage had changed. State investigators found repeated violations at Walgreens locations in San Diego, Alameda, and Riverside counties.
The settlement will be split amongst the counties and the State of California, with San Diego receiving the largest portion of the settlement at $159,600.
The lawsuit was brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law, which prohibits unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices. These laws can also be used by private citizens who have been injured by a business’s unlawful practices, such as false advertising. California also has other consumer protection laws, such as the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, to protect their citizens.
If you believe that you’ve been the victim of a business’s unlawful practices, feel free to contact the Hariri Law Group at 619-363-2889 for a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you regarding your case. *Disclaimer: Every case is fact specific. In order to properly assess your case please contact one of our experienced attorneys.