Beauty supply chain settles civil suit with Riverside, other counties

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The Sally Beauty store chain settled a lawsuit with Riverside County and other government agencies statewide stemming from improper disposal of hazardous products, resulting in a $1.9 million agreement and the company’s commitment to sweeping policy changes, officials said Aug. 20. According to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, the civil action against the Denton, Texas-based chain was filed in the last year after investigators uncovered evidence that Sally Beauty stores allegedly dumped aerosols, cleaning agents and other corrosive materials into landfills, instead of at hazardous waste disposal sites. Forty counties and municipalities joined Riverside County in filing the lawsuit, which was ultimately heard in San Joaquin County. The settlement was certified l
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