60 Day Notice 2018-00548

AG Number: 
2018-00548
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
04/10/2018
Noticing Party: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Alleged Violators: 
Four Seasons General Merchandise Inc.
Viva Bargain Center, Inc.
Viva Bargain
Chemicals: 
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
Source: 
Office Accessories

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-00548
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
07/18/2018
Case Name: 
Consumer Advocacy Group v. Viva 99 et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC714678
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Defendant: 
VIVA 99, a business entity form unknown
VIVA BARGAIN II, a business entity form unknown;
VIVA BARGAIN CENTER, a business entity form unknown
VIVA BARGAIN, INC, a business entity form unknown
VIVA BARGAIN CENTER, INC., a California Corporation
VIVA BARGAIN VERMONT, a business entity form unknown
VIVA SLAUSON, a business entity form unknown
FLORENCE VIVA BARGAIN, a business entity form unknown
FLORENCE BARGAIN, INC., a California Corporation
HENAN AMERICAN MACHINERY, INC., a California Corporation;
VERNON BARGAIN, INC., a California Corporation
J.B. POINDEXTER & CO., INC., a Texas Corporation
C&A CO., a business entity form unknown
TOUCHSPORT FOOTWEAR USA, INC., a California Corporation
BEST BRANDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC., a New York Corporation
OLIVET INTERNATIONAL, INC., a California Corporation
C2T CORPORATION, a California Corporation
FOUR SEASONS GENERAL MERCHANDISE, INC., a California Corporation
GEL SPICE COMPANY, INC., a New Jersey Corporation
Viva Bargain Center #5, a business entity form unknown
VIVA 99 STORE 3965, a business entity form unknown
DOES 1-270
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Costs of suit; Reasonable Attorney Fee and Costs; Any further relief that the court may deem just and equitable
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Email Address:
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
310-623-1926
Comments: 
This Complaint includes Notices: AG# 2017-02708 AG# 2018-00172 AG# 2018-00170 AG# 2018-00173 AG# 2018-00168 AG# 2018-002708 AG# 2018-00060 AG# 2018-00253 AG# 2018-00251 AG# 2018-00255 AG# 2018-00268 AG# 2018-00269 AG# 2018-00265 AG# 2018-00296 AG# 2018-00297 AG# 2018-00299 AG# 2018-00298 AG# 2018-00419 AG# 2018-00415 AG# 2018-00420 AG# 2018-00509 AG# 2018-00548 AG# 2018-00555 AG# 2018-00300 AG# 2018-00212 AG# 2018-00264 AG# 2018-00560
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-00548
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
07/27/2020
Case Name: 
CAG v. Viva 99, et al
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC714678
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
OLIVET INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant shall not sell, supply, offer for sale, or ship for sale in California, any Covered Products exceeding levels of DEHP and DINP of 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) by weight. Remaining inventory in existence past the Effective Date, shall have a Proposition 65 Compliant warning affixed.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 5,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 60,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 65,000.00
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 Blvd., Ste 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Comments: 
This Settlement is related to: AG Number 2018-00723 (Case Docket: BC722704) AG Number 2019-02008 (Case Docket: 20STCV07514) AG Number 2018-00255 (Case Docket: BC714678) AG Numbers 2019-02004 and 2020-00295
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-00548
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
04/29/2020
Case Name: 
Consumer Advocacy Group v. Viva 99 et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC714678
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Yeroushalmi and Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
FOUR SEASONS GENERAL MERCHANDISE, INC., a California Corporation
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant shall not sell, offer or ship for sale in California and Covered Products unless the level of DEHP and DINP do not exceed 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) by weight. Reformulation of Covered Products to contain less than 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) DEHP and DINP by weight.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 17,200.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 100,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 12,800.00  ( (Civil Penalty: one check payable to OEHHA in the amount of $12,900.00 (75%) and one check payable to CAG in the amount of $4,300.00 (25%). CAG will use the payment in lieu of the civil penalties for such projects and purposes related to environmental protection, worker health and safety, or reduction of human exposure to hazardous substances. ))
Total Payments:
$ 130,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi and Yeroushalmi
Email Address:
admin@yeroushalmi.com
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Comments: 
This Complaint includes Notices: AG# 2017-02708 AG# 2018-00172 AG# 2018-00170 AG# 2018-00173 AG# 2018-00168 AG# 2018-002708 AG# 2018-00060 AG# 2018-00253 AG# 2018-00251 AG# 2018-00255 AG# 2018-00268 AG# 2018-00269 AG# 2018-00265 AG# 2018-00296 AG# 2018-00297 AG# 2018-00299 AG# 2018-00298 AG# 2018-00419 AG# 2018-00415 AG# 2018-00420 AG# 2018-00509 AG# 2018-00548 AG# 2018-00555 AG# 2018-00300 AG# 2018-00212 AG# 2018-00264 AG# 2018-00560
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-00548
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
09/29/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Mon, 07/27/2020
Case Name: 
CAG v. Viva 99, et al
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC714678
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
OLIVET INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant shall not sell, supply, offer for sale, or ship for sale in California, any Covered Products exceeding levels of DEHP and DINP of 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) by weight. Remaining inventory in existence past the Effective Date, shall have a Proposition 65 Compliant warning affixed.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 5,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 60,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 65,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Email Address:
admin@yeroushalmi.com
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-00548
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
06/29/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Wed, 04/29/2020
Case Name: 
Consumer Advocacy Group v. Viva 99 et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC714678
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
FOUR SEASONS GENERAL MERCHANDISE, INC., a California Corporation
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant shall not sell, offer or ship for sale in California and Covered Products unless the level of DEHP and DINP do not exceed 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) by weight. Reformulation of Covered Products to contain less than 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) DEHP and DINP by weight.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 17,200.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 100,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 12,800.00  (Civil Penalty: one check payable to OEHHA in the amount of $12,900.00 (75%) and one check payable to CAG in the amount of $4,300.00 (25%). CAG will use the payment in lieu of the civil penalties for such projects and purposes related to environmental protection, worker health and safety, or reduction of human exposure to hazardous substances.)
Total Payments:
$ 130,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Email Address:
admin@yeroushalmi.com
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, 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.