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Gro-Well Settles Consumer Fraud Case with DA’s Office

December 28, 2015

Gro-Well Settles Consumer Fraud Case with DA’s Office

R. Scott Owens 

District Attorney

PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY


10810 Justice Center Drive, Suite 240
Roseville, California 95678
916 543-8000 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release 
December 29, 2015

Contact: Jeff Wilson,  Assistant District Attorney
916 543-8000

Gro-Well Settles Consumer Fraud Case with DA’s Office

DA’s offices in Placer, Yolo, Riverside, and San Joaquin counties will receive $200,000

Roseville, California - December 15, 2015 - Placer County District Attorney Scott Owens announced that his office, along with the District Attorney’s Offices of Riverside, Yolo, and San Joaquin Counties, reached a settlement in a consumer protection case filed on December 9, 2015, against Gro-Well Brands, Inc. for alleged product packaging violations in the sales of its two cubic foot bags of mulch sold under various brand names.

The case focused on bags of mulch that Gro-Well advertised to contain two cubic feet of mulch that when measured, were found to have less than that claimed.  Gro-Well promptly took steps to assure that its product came into compliance with state packaging laws.  Without admitting wrongdoing, Gro-Well has agreed, as part of the settlement, to pay $200,000 in penalties, costs and restitution.  The District Attorney’s Offices of each of the involved counties will each receive $37,500 to cover costs of the investigation and penalties.

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