The Attorney General alleges big retailers are in trouble because they continue to overcharge their customers.
Dollar General is embroiled in a major legal battle with the Ohio Attorney General, despite being fined alongside Walmart in November.
Ohio Attorney General David Yost said in a statement: “There is mounting evidence that Dollar General simply won’t try to fix the problem. Despite the failure, and our lawsuit,” he said.
“The bait-and-switch price game is over.”
Yost asked a judge to file a temporary injunction against Dollar General. This forces you to crack down on pricing and sell products exactly as they appear on the shelf.
Meanwhile, Fox last week asked Butler County Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed in November, deeming the complaint “vague and ambiguous and without factual allegations,” according to local Fox affiliate WCMH. reported.
This is the latest in a series of events related to the Dollar General overbilling case.
Just last month, Franklin County Comptroller Michael Stinziano caused several Dollar General stores to display stickers warning of potential pricing problems.
Also in December, both Walmart and Dollar General paid fines for overcharging customers due to price scanner errors.
North Carolina officials fined retailers after 70 stores in 38 counties were affected.
“The standard sector continues to see a significant increase in stores experiencing price scanner errors as many stores continue to deal with staffing shortages,” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said in December. .
“Overcharging is costly to consumers, so we continue to pay attention to store inspections to protect consumers.”
The overcharges were discovered during “routine unannounced inspections” of various price scanner systems across 70 companies to ensure that machines were accurately scanning advertised prices.
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services detailed that if any of these stores had an overcharge error rate of more than 2%, they would be subject to another inspection.
If the machine reports overcharging again on subsequent inspections, the store will be fined and re-inspected every 60 days until the issue is resolved and the error rate is below 2%.
Fines paid ranged from $1,110 to $5,000.
Yost continues to pressurize the store, demanding that Dollar General pay a $25,000 civil fine for each violation.
“Unless this court issues a temporary injunction restricting Dollar General from charging prices at registers that do not advertise on the shelves, or alternatively, if the From the advertised price, defendants continue to engage in the practices described, harming additional consumers in Ohio,” Yost said.
Walmart previously told the US Sun that it encourages customers to inform employees of price irregularities.
A company spokesperson said in April last year, “We have processes in place to ensure that our pricing at the checkout line is consistent with our in-store offerings.
The US Sun did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Dollar General.