60 Day Notice 2017-00174

AG Number: 
2017-00174
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
02/10/2017
Noticing Party: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Alleged Violators: 
Valu Mart
Mercado Latino, Inc. dba Milpas Foods
Mercado Latino, Inc. dba Continental Candle Company
Mercado Latino, Inc
Chemicals: 
Lead and lead compounds
Source: 
Ground Sage

60-Day Notice Document

Settlement
AG Number:
2017-00174
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
10/07/2019
Case Name: 
CAG v. Valu Mart, et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC679776
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
Mercado Latino, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
After the Effective Date, Defendant shall not place into the stream of commerce for potential subsequent consumer sale in California any Ground Sage unless the level of Lead does not exceed 375 parts per billion (“ppb”) and any Ground Ginger unless the level of Lead does not exceed 720 parts ppb unless accompanied by a Proposition 65 compliant warning
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 15,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 65,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 80,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Email Address:
admin@yerouhshalmi.com
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Comments: 
Note that this settlement also includes Notice 2017-00175
Settlement
AG Number:
2017-00174
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
10/07/2019
Case Name: 
CAG. v. Valu Mart Co., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC679776
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Reuben Yerosushalmi
Defendant: 
Mercardo Latino, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
After the Effective Date, Defendant shall not place into the stream of commerce any Ground Sage unless the level of Lead does not exceed 375 parts per billion or any Ground Ginger unless the level of Lead does not exceed 720 parts per billion unless accompanied by a compliant warning
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 15,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 65,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 80,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Email Address:
admin@yeroushalmi.com
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 240 W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Comments: 
Note that this settlement also incorporates Notice 2017-00175.
Judgment
AG Number:
2017-00174
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
08/27/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Mon, 10/07/2019
Case Name: 
CAG v. Valu Mart Co., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC679776
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
Mercado Latino, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
After the effective date, Defendant shall not place into the stream of commerce fro potential subsequent consumer sale in California any Ground Sage unless the level of Lead does not exceed 375 parts per billion and any Ground Ginger unless the level of Lead does not exceed 720 parts per billion unless accompanied by a Proposition 65 compliant warning.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 8,572.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 65,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 6,428.00  (Other payment is an Additional Settlement Payment to CAG)
Total Payments:
$ 80,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Michael Marcus
Contact Organization: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Email Address:
admin@yeroushalmi.com
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926


* 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.