Wal-Mart Agrees to Settlement in Pricing Case

Wal-Mart locations in California will pay consumers $3 at the register when they make a pricing error, according to terms that are part of a settlement over price-scanning errors announced Monday by officials here.

SAN DIEGO — Wal-Mart locations in California will pay consumers $3 at the register when they make a pricing error, according to terms that are part of a settlement over price-scanning errors announced Monday by officials here.

The settlement, announced by California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr., dates back to a 2005 investigation that found Wal-Mart stores in California were scanning items at a higher price than the prices advertised on store shelves and signs. Through random

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