Target Will Pay Close to $4 Million to Settle Lawsuit Accusing it for Overcharging Customers

Target Will Pay Close to $4 Million to Settle Lawsuit Accusing it for Overcharging CustomerOn Tuesday, the prosecutors said that Target, the country's second largest retailer will pay close to $4 million to settle a lawsuit that was filed by prosecutors of Northern California. The retailer allegedly overcharged the customers than the advertised prices.

According to the lawsuit the Minneapolis-based company is also accused of misrepresenting the product weights and also failed to make sure that the price scanners installed at the checkout points were working accurately.

The lawsuit says that Target dishonoured the competition laws and also was engaged in false advertising. Allegedly the retailer was overcharging the customers since 2008, at the register when compared to the shelf prices, as those were not being changed timely with every refill.

The shelf tags that had expired were not being changed in the right time and as a result now the retailer should keep a dedicated person to examine each price tag put up on the store shelves after merchandise are swapped every weekend.

The District Attorney of Marin County, Edward S. Berberian also discovered that some of the products from Target's shelves weighed lesser than what was mentioned on the package. To keep a check n such issues, now the company also must now hire external auditors for inspecting its products.

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