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United Parcel Service, Inc.
Runner v. UPS (Unfair Shipping Rate Policy)
Date: 11/06/2008 (Date of Final Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit alleged that, on occasion, UPS incorrectly charged higher rates applicable to residential deliveries when making deliveries to commercial locations. UPS settled the lawsuit in 2008 for $7.8 million and did not admit any liability or wrongdoing.
- 1. Settlement