COMPTON, Calif. — Ralphs Grocery Co. here has pleaded no contest to over-charging customers — the third time in the last four years such charges have been made against the Kroger-owned chain. Last May the Los Angeles City Attorney filed a 59-count criminal complaint against Ralphs and Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., following undercover investigations at 14 Ralphs stores between January and March 2010. The charges included false and misleading advertising; unlawful computation of value; ...
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