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December 13, 2012
San Diego , CA
United States
California US

At least 36 Walgreens stores in San Diego County had violations.  Over 600 Walgreens stores in California counties such as Alameda, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, Solano, Monterey, and Yolo were also involved in the lawsuit.

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Walgreens was ordered to pay $16.57 million as a part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution.  Walgreens was accused of illegally dumping hazardous waste as well as confidential customer medical information.  It is unclear what type of customer medical information was mishandled.

UPDATE (12/13/2012): The civil enforcement lawsuit was first filed in Alameda County in June of 2012.  It was the result of investigations that took place in San Diego County in the summer and fall of 2011. Investigators discovered that "Walgreens routinely and systematically sent hazardous waste to local landfills and failed to take measures to protect" customer medical privacy.