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Office Depot Settles Lawsuit


San Jose, Calif., Office Depot Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that California customers were overcharged by faulty scanners at the checkout line, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Under the settlement, the company also agreed to participate in a statewide price-check program to ensure customers are charged the right amount; offer $5 coupons to the public, or $5 refunds for customers who were overcharged; and pay more than $285,000 to prosecutors in nine California counties for costs related to the investigation, officials said.

Office Depot did not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement.

In other news, Office Depot has selected Where2GetIt, a provider of Web- and mobile-based locator technology, to help customers find nearby Office Depot stores.

Web-enabled mobile device users can log onto and enter their zip code or city and state to find nearby Office Depot locations. Users can also click the phone number in the "location results" area to be directly connected to the nearest Office Depot from their mobile phone.

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