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District attorneys reach $2.25 million settlement with Safeway

Original post made on Mar 7, 2014

Just as Safeway annuonced its merger with Albertsons, several Bay Area district attorneys said they had reached a $2.25 million settlement with Pleasanton-based Safeway Inc. of a lawsuit that alleged the grocery chain sometimes charged customers more than its advertised and posted prices.

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Posted by Disgusted with DA
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Mar 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

So let me get this straight. Consumers were harmed by the inflated charges yet the $2.25M goes into the state coffers because they took the time to investigate and file the case? How is this considered a win for anyone but the attorneys involved?

Sounds like Safeway got screwed and so did the 99%. I'm sure Safeway will have to raise prices to cover their losses on this. Again, the consumer gets screwed.