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$3.7 million dollar settlement reached in county's lawsuit against Pep Boys

Posted at 10:45 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 13:45:57-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Monday, the Kern County District Attorney announced that a multi-million dollar settlement had been reached in a lawsuit involving The Pep Boys Company and its illegal dumping of hazardous waste materials.

According to officials, nine District Attorney's offices including Kern County obtained a $3.7 million settlement with The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California. The case claimed that the company violated state laws after it routinely and illegally disposed of auto fluids, used motor oil, and other hazardous wastes into company waste bins used for municipal landfills.

The settlement also included allegations that Pep Boys "routinely failed to shred customer records containing confidential information before disposing of those items into the trash."