Local Gasoline Dealer to Reimburse Consumers, Pay $20,000 as Part of Settlement
While making no admission of wrongdoing, the company agreed to pay $20,000 to the Department of Consumer Protection to settle the misbranding charges, which involved misrepresenting regular fuel as premium fuel, as well as related licensing infractions.
“This settlement should send a message that that we expect products to be honestly and accurately sold and advertised,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said today. “Consumers are entitled to the type of fuel that they pay for and the retail gasoline industry deserves a level competitive market place.”
The agreement also specifies that Mr. Ahmed will resolve the nine consumer complaints related to the misbranded fuel, including reimbursement of gasoline costs, towing, mechanical repairs and other related expenses.