THE CITY WIRE: Wal-mart Stores Inc. Fined for Overcharging Customers

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay $2.1 million for overcharging consumers because of scanning errors in a number of its California stores, according to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.

The modified agreement is the result of the retail giant’s failure to comply with a 2008 judgment that required the retail chain to resolve errors in pricing at checkout stands, according to Harris.

“Consumers should feel confident that the price on the shelf will be the same price they are charged at the cash register,” said Harris. “Californians who shop at Walmart should know that they have the right to ask for the appropriate discount.” Click here to read the full story from our partners at

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