60 Day Notice 2019-01727

AG Number: 
2019-01727
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
09/06/2019
Noticing Party: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Alleged Violators: 
Macy's
Urban Expressions
Must Win, Inc.
Urban Expression Inc.
Macy's Backstage, Inc.
Macy's Inc.
Chemicals: 
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
Source: 
Handbag with Plastic Components

60-Day Notice Document

Settlement
AG Number:
2019-01727
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
01/27/2023
Case Name: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc v. The TJX Companies, Inc.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
22SSTCV20457
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
Urban Expressions, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
3.1 After the Effective Date, Urban Expressions shall not order any Covered Products for sale into California, with any component that contains the Listed Chemical(s) in excess of 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) by weight. 3.2 Any Covered Products that Urban Expressions sells, distributes, or ships into California after the Effective Date that were ordered prior to the Effective Date, must contain a clear and reasonable warning, consistent with 27 CCR section 25600 et seq., unless it contains no more than 0.1% by weight (1,000 ppm) of the Listed Chemical(s). Any warnings provided pursuant to this Section 3.2 shall be affixed to the packaging of, or directly on, or attached to the Covered Products, and be prominently placed with such conspicuousness as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices as to render it likely to be read and understood by an ordinary individual under customary conditions before purchase or use. 3.3 Covered Products already distributed to Downstream Releases prior to the Effective Date may continue to be sold through as is.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 14,300.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 80,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 10,700.00  (Urban Expressions shall issue one check for ten thousand seven hundred dollars ($10,700.00) to “Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.” pursuant to Health & Safety Code § 25249.7(b) and California Code of Regulations, Title 11 § 3203(d). CAG will use this portion of the Total Settlement Payment as follows, eighty percent (80%) for fees of investigation, purchasing and testing for the Proposition 65 Listed Chemical in various products, and for expert fees for evaluating exposures through various mediums, including but not limited to consumer product, occupational, and environmental exposures to the Proposition 65 Listed Chemical, and the cost of hiring consulting and retaining experts who assist with the extensive scientific analysis necessary for those files in litigation and to offset the costs of future litigation enforcing Proposition 65 but excluding attorney fees; twenty percent (20%) for administrative costs incurred during investigation and litigation to reduce the public’s exposure to the Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals by notifying those persons and/or entities believed to be responsible for such exposures and attempting to persuade those persons and/or entities to reformulate their products or the source of exposure to completely eliminate or lower the level of the Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals including but not limited to costs of documentation and tracking of products investigated, storage of products, website enhancement and maintenance, computer and software maintenance, investigative equipment, CAG’s member’s time for work done on investigations, office supplies, mailing supplies and postage Within 30 days of a request from the Attorney General, CAG shall provide to the Attorney General copies of documentation demonstrating how the above funds have been spent. CAG shall be solely responsible for ensuring the proper expenditure of such additional settlement payment.)
Total Payments:
$ 105,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi Law Firm
Email Address:
admin@Yeroushalmi.com
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd 240w
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Comments: 
Settlement also pertains to AG#2019-02090, AG# 2020-01325, AG# 2020-02148, AG# 2021-00117, and AG# 2021-01089


* 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.