SALEM -- JR Furniture U.S.A. agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Oregon's Attorney General alleging the company violated the state's Fair Trade Practices Act.

Justice Department spokesperson Tony Green said more than a hundred consumers filed formal complaints with the agency over its business practices.

Those complaints range from offers of free groceries that turned out to not be free to charging re-stocking fees on furniture people didn't accept because of damages or arriving late, Green said.

He added that the $50,000 is to pay for restitution for customers who can document the company owes them money and to pay for the Justice departments investigation and attorney fees.

If there are other customers who have not filed a complaint but feel the company owes them money they should contact the Oregon Attorney General's Office in Salem and file a formal complaint.

JR Furniture employees declined to comment on the settlement which took effect Monday.

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