60 Day Notice 2018-00001

AG Number: 
2018-00001
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
01/02/2018
Noticing Party: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund & Associates
Alleged Violators: 
Good Superfoods LLC
Chemicals: 
Cadmium
Lead and lead compounds
Source: 
Dietary supplements

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-00001
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
03/14/2018
Case Name: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc. vs. Good Superfoods LLC
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG18896834
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund
Defendant: 
Good Superfoods LLC
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) 540-5543
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-00001
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
07/30/2019
Case Name: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc. and Performance Brands
Court Name: 
No Complaint filed
Court Docket Number: 
No Court Docket Number
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Defendant: 
Performance Brands, Inc. dba SteelFit
Injunctive Relief: 
Beginning 30 days after the Effective Date, SteelFit shall be permanently enjoined from manufacturing for sale in California, "Distributing into the State of California," or directly selling in the State of California, any Covered Products that expose a person to a "Daily Lead Exposure Level" of 0.5 micrograms of lead per day unless it meets the warning requirements under Section 3.2.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 15,704.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 14,296.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 30,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
No
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
Comments: 
Out of court settlement.
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-00001
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
02/08/2019
Case Name: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc. vs. Good Superfoods LLC
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG18896834
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund
Defendant: 
Good Superfoods LLC
Injunctive Relief: 
Beginning on the Effective Date, Good Superfoods 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 Products which exposes a person to a "Daily Lead Exposure Level" of more than 0.5 micrograms of lead per day and/or "Daily Cadmium Exposure Level" of more than 4.1 micrograms of cadmium per day unless it meets the warning requirements under Section 3.2.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 1,500.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 48,500.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 50,000.00
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
Comments: 
Also includes AG No. 2018-01546.
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-00001
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
05/09/2019
Settlement reported to AG: 
Fri, 02/08/2019
Case Name: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc. vs. Good Superfoods LLC
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG18896834
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Research Center, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Michael Freund
Defendant: 
Good Superfoods LLC
Injunctive Relief: 
Beginning on the Effective Date, Good Superfoods 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 Products which expose a person to a "Daily Lead Exposure Level" of more than 0.5 micrograms of lead per day and/or "Daily Cadmium Exposure Level" of more than 4.1 micrograms of cadmium per day unless it meets the warning requirements under Section 3.2.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 1,500.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 48,500.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 50,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Micheal Freund
Contact Organization: 
Michael Freund & Associates
Email Address:
freund1@aol.com
Address: 
1919 Addison Street
City, State, Zip:
Berkeley , CA 94704
Phone Number:
(510) 540-1002
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.