The San Mateo DA’s office, along with other DAs and a city attorney, got a $1.75 million settlement against Petco in a consumer protection case approved by a San Diego Superior court judge today.
For allegedly overcharging customers and animal safety problems, Petco agreed to pay the penalties and costs without admitting liability. Petco paid more than $850,000 to resolve a similar case over five years ago.
San Mateo deputy district attorney, John Wilson, in charge of the Consumer & Environmental Unit, prosecuted the case with attorneys from the DA’s offices in San Diego, Marin, LA and Santa Barbara, as well as the San Diego city attorney’s office.
For more on this story, check out the San Diego Union-Tribune.