60 Day Notice 2019-00411

AG Number: 
2019-00411
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed:
02/27/2019
Noticing Party: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith, Esquire
Alleged Violators: 
Michael's Stores Procurement Company, Inc.
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Chemicals: 
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
Source: 
Loops and Threads Yarn Storage Bag - Plastic cord, UPC# 886946451188

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2019-00411
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
05/08/2019
Case Name: 
Precila Balabbo v. The Michaels Companies, Inc..
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
RG19018102
Plaintiff: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith, Esquire
Defendant: 
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
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:
2019-00411
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
06/04/2019
Case Name: 
Balabbo v The Michaels Companies Inc.
Court Name: 
Alameda County Superior Court - Hayward
Court Docket Number: 
rg19018102
Plaintiff: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan Smith
Defendant: 
The Michaels Companies Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Michaels 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:
$ 1,500.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 16,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 17,500.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Yes
Contact Name: 
Evan Smith
Contact Organization: 
Brodsky & Smith LLC
Email Address:
esmith@brodskysmith.com
Address: 
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900
City, State, Zip:
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone Number:
(877) 534-2590


* 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.