60 Day Notice 2018-01511

AG Number: 
2018-01511
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
08/24/2018
Noticing Party: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund & Associates
Alleged Violators: 
FoodState, Inc., individually and doing business as MegaFood and Innate Response Formulas
Chemicals: 
Lead and lead compounds
Source: 
Dietary supplements

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-01511
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
01/25/2019
Case Name: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc. vs. FoodState Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG19004198
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund
Defendant: 
FoodState, Inc., dba Megafood and Innate Response Formulas
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Contact Name: 
Michael Freund
Contact Organization: 
Michael Freund & Associates
Email Address:
Address: 
1919 Addison Street, Suite 105
City, State, Zip:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number:
(510) 540-1992
Fax Number:
(510) 371-0885
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-01511
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
03/25/2019
Case Name: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc. vs. FoodState
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG19004198
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund
Defendant: 
FoodState, Inc., dba Megafood and Innate Response Formulas
Injunctive Relief: 
Beginning on the Compliance Date, which is 15 calendar days after the Effective Date, Food State shall be permanently enjoined from manufacturing for sale in the State of California, "Distributing into the State of California," or directly selling in the State of California, any Covered Product which exposes a person to a "Daily Lead Exposure Level" of more than 0.5 micrograms of lead per day, after subtracting out the amount of lead deemed "naturally occurring" of each applicable ingredient listed in Table 1 of Section 3.1.3(f), unless it meets the warning requirements under Section 3.2.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 6,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 49,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 55,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Michael Freund
Contact Organization: 
Michael Freund & Associates
Email Address:
freund1@aol.com
Address: 
1919 Addison Street, Suite 105
City, State, Zip:
Berkeley , CA 94704
Phone Number:
(510) 540-1992
Fax Number:
(510) 371-0885
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-01511
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
07/02/2019
Settlement reported to AG: 
Mon, 03/25/2019
Case Name: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc. vs FoodState, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court - Hayward
Court Docket Number: 
RG19004198
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund
Defendant: 
FoodState, Inc., dba Megafood and Innate Response Formulas
Injunctive Relief: 
Beginning on the Compliance Date, which is 15 calendar days after the Effective Date, FoodState shall be permanently enjoined from manufacturing for sale in the State of California, "Distributing into the State of California," or directly selling in the State of California, any Covered Product which exposes a person to a "Daily Lead Exposure Level" of more than 0.5 micrograms of lead per day, after subtracting out the amount of lead deemed "naturally occurring" of each applicable ingredient listed in Table 1 of Section 3.1.3(f), unless it meets the warning requirements under Section 3.2.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 6,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 49,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 55,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Michael Freund
Contact Organization: 
Michael Freund & Associates
Email Address:
freund1@aol.com
Address: 
1919 Addison Street, Suite 105
City, State, Zip:
Berkeley , CA 94704
Phone Number:
(510) 540-1992
Fax Number:
(510) 371-0885


* A non-contingent civil penalty is the civil penalty that must be paid pursuant to the settlement, regardless of future events or actions of the defendant. If a settlement includes a contingent penalty, the plaintiff should report the additional penalty amount when it becomes due.