60 Day Notice 2018-00904

AG Number: 
2018-00904
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
06/01/2018
Noticing Party: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Alleged Violators: 
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Olde Thompson, Inc.
Chemicals: 
Lead and lead compounds
Source: 
Ground Turmeric

60-Day Notice Document

Supplemental Complaint
AG Number:
2018-00904
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
07/10/2019
Case Name: 
CAG v. Costco Wholesale Corp
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC719887
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Olde Thompson, Inc.
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi and Yeroushalmi
Email Address:
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Comments: 
Related to AG2018-00617 and AG2019-02386
Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-00904
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
08/29/2018
Case Name: 
CAG v. Costco Wholesale Corp
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC719887
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Old Thompson, Inc.
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Contact Name: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Contact Organization: 
Yeroushalmi and Yeroushalmi
Email Address:
Address: 
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 240W
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(310) 623-1926
Comments: 
Related to AG2018-00617 and AG2019-02386
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-00904
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
02/25/2020
Case Name: 
CAG v. Costco Wholesale Corp
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC7198887
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Reuben Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Olde Thompson, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant will not manufacture, distribute, or sell the Covered Products in California containing more than 450 ppb (parts per billion) of Lead unless the Covered Products have been affixed with Proposition 65 compliant warnings.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 5,720.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 65,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 4,280.00  (Additional Settlement Payment is in the public interest to offset the civil penalties. Plaintiff will use the funds to address the same public harm alleged in this action and Plaintiff is accountable.)
Total Payments:
$ 75,000.00
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 case is related to AG numbers 2019-02386 and 2018-00617.
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-00904
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
09/16/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Tue, 02/25/2020
Case Name: 
CAG v. Costco Wholesale Corp
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC7198887
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Yeroushalmi & Yeroushalmi
Defendant: 
Olde Thompson, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant will not manufacture, distribute, or sell the Covered Products in California containing more than 450 ppb (parts per billion) of Lead unless the Covered Products have been affixed with Proposition 65 compliant warnings.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 5,720.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 65,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 4,280.00  (Additional Settlement Payment is in the public interest to offset the civil penalties. Plaintiff will use the funds to address the same public harm alleged in this action and Plaintiff is accountable.)
Total Payments:
$ 75,000.00
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.