60 Day Notice 2016-01137

AG Number: 
2016-01137
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
10/06/2016
Noticing Party: 
Erika McCartney
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Robert B. Hancock
Alleged Violators: 
Nuts.com, Inc.
Chemicals: 
Cadmium
Source: 
Nuts.com Organic Cacao Powder

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2016-01137
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
12/21/2016
Case Name: 
McCartney v. Nuts.com, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG16843355
Plaintiff: 
Erika McCartney
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Robert B. Hancock
Defendant: 
Nuts.com, Inc.
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Contact Name: 
Robert B. Hancock
Contact Organization: 
PACIFIC JUSTICE CENTER
Email Address:
Address: 
50 California St. Ste. 1500
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number:
415-310-1940
Settlement
AG Number:
2016-01137
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/31/2019
Case Name: 
McCartney v. Nuts.com, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG16843355
Plaintiff: 
Erika McCartney
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Environmental Law Foundation
Defendant: 
Nuts.com, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant enjoined from distributing Covered Product into California unless it provides a clear and reasonable warning, as defined in the Consent Judgment, or reformulates the product, to the standards expressed in the consent judgment entered by the San Francisco Superior Court in As You Sow v. Trader Joe’s Company, et al., Case No. CGC-15-548791, as defined.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 7,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 30,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 37,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Nathaniel Kane
Contact Organization: 
Environmental Law Foundation
Email Address:
nkane@envirolaw.org
Address: 
1222 Preservation Park Way, Suite 200
City, State, Zip:
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Number:
(510) 208-4555
Judgment
AG Number:
2016-01137
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
03/04/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Fri, 05/31/2019
Case Name: 
McCartney v. Nuts.com, Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG16843355
Plaintiff: 
Erika McCartney
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Environmental Law Foundation
Defendant: 
Nuts.com, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Warnings required unless product meets reformulation standard, as described in the Consent Judgment.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 7,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 30,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 37,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Nathaniel Kane
Contact Organization: 
Environmental Law Foundation
Email Address:
nkane@envirolaw.org
Address: 
1222 Preservation Park Way, Suite 200
City, State, Zip:
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Number:
(510) 208-4555


* 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.