Office Depot Settles With Missouri for $440,000

     CLAYTON, Mo. (CN) – Office Depot will pay Missouri $440,000 to settle allegations it violated the state’s Merchandising Practices Act. Attorney General Chris Koster said a yearlong investigation showed Office Depot overcharged the state and nonprofit customers.

     Some of the violations included misrepresenting cost savings.
     Office Depot will pay $320,000 in restitution and $120,000 to reimburse the state for its investigation, according to the consent judgment in St. Louis County Court.
     A permanent injunction was issued, barring Office Depot from violating the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act; a $100,000 penalty was suspended pending Office Depot’s compliance.

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