60 Day Notice 2019-00545

AG Number: 
2019-00545
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
03/19/2019
Noticing Party: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith, Esquire
Alleged Violators: 
Almar Sales Co., Inc.
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Chemicals: 
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
Source: 
Almar Sales Company Expresssions 120 Piece Hairband Super Pack - blue strap, UPC#024576764586

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2019-00545
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
07/10/2020
Case Name: 
Precila Balabbo v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-20-583875
Plaintiff: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith
Defendant: 
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Almar Sales Co., Inc.
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 complaints amends the previously filed complaint to add Defendant Almar Sales Co., Inc.
Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2019-00545
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
03/20/2020
Case Name: 
Precila Balabbo v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-20-583875
Plaintiff: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith
Defendant: 
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
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
Settlement
AG Number:
2019-00545
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
07/16/2020
Case Name: 
Precila Balabbo v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-20-583875
Plaintiff: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith
Defendant: 
Almar Sales Co., Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
reformulate or warn
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 5,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 40,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 45,000.00
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: 
This Settlement also applies to AG 2019-02212.
Judgment
AG Number:
2019-00545
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
09/08/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Wed, 06/24/2020
Case Name: 
Precila Balabbo v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., et al.
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-20-583875
Plaintiff: 
Precila Balabbo
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Evan J. Smith
Defendant: 
Almar Sales Co., Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Almar Sales Co., Inc. 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:
$ 5,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 40,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 45,000.00
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.