Retailers brush off racketeering lawsuit

|About: Burlington Stores, Inc (BURL)|By:, SA News Editor

A racketeering lawsuit filed against six retailers over steering accused shoplifters into taking $400 restorative justice classes has been dismissed by a federal judge.

The judge ruled that the plaintiffs didn't show that a conspiracy existed between Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Bloomingdale's (NYSE:M), Burlington Coat Factory (NYSE:BURL), Kroger (NYSE:KR), 99 Cents Only, Save Mart and Sportsman's Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH).

In some cases, the retailers allow accused shoplifters to take the classes from Utah-based Corrective Education to avoid prosecution.

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