60 Day Notice 2018-02037

AG Number: 
2018-02037
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
11/08/2018
Noticing Party: 
Gabriel Espinoza
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith, Esquire
Alleged Violators: 
DGL Group, Inc.
DGL Group, LLC
DGL Group, Ltd.
Marshalls of MA, Inc.
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Chemicals: 
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
Source: 
Hype Cat Ears LED Headphones with mic - ear cushion, UPC#8 8825518416 0

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-02037
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
03/16/2020
Case Name: 
Gabriel Espinosa v. DGLGROUP, LTD.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG19007043
Plaintiff: 
Gabriel Espinosa
CA Citizen Protection Group, LLC
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith
Andre A. Khansari
Defendant: 
DGL Group
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Contact Name: 
Evan J. Smith
Contact Organization: 
Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Email Address:
Address: 
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
877-534-2590
Fax Number:
310-247-0160
Comments: 
This Complaint was amended to include claims brought in NoV AG#2018-02091
Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2018-02037
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
02/15/2019
Case Name: 
Gabriel Espinosa v. DGLGROUP, LTD.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG19007043
Plaintiff: 
Gabriel Espinosa
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith, Esquire
Defendant: 
DGLGROUP, LTD.
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Contact Name: 
Evan J. Smith, Esquire
Contact Organization: 
Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Email Address:
Address: 
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
877-534-2590
Fax Number:
310-247-0160
Settlement
AG Number:
2018-02037
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
07/02/2020
Case Name: 
Gabriel Espinosa v. DGL Group, Ltd.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG19007043
Plaintiff: 
Gabriel Espinosa
CA Citizen Protection Group, LLC
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith
Andre A. Khansari
Defendant: 
DGL Group, Ltd.
Injunctive Relief: 
reformulate or warn
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 2,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 23,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 25,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Evan J. Smith
Contact Organization: 
Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Email Address:
esmith@brodskysmith.com
Address: 
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(877) 534-2590
Fax Number:
(310) 247-0160
Comments: 
The Consent Judgment also applies to AG Number 2018-02091.
Judgment
AG Number:
2018-02037
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
08/19/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Tue, 06/16/2020
Case Name: 
Gabriel Espinosa, et al. v. DGL Group, Ltd.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG19007043
Plaintiff: 
Gabriel Espinoza
CA Citizen Protection Group, LLC
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith
Andre A. Khansari
Defendant: 
DGL Group, Ltd.
Injunctive Relief: 
DGL Group, Ltd. shall not distribute, offer for sale or sell any Product that is not a reformulated Product unless the Product is labeled with a clear Proposition 65 exposure warning.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 2,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 23,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 25,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Evan J. Smith
Contact Organization: 
Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Email Address:
esmith@brodskysmith.com
Address: 
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
877-534-2590
Fax Number:
310-247-0160


* 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.