60 Day Notice 2019-01682

AG Number: 
2019-01682
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
08/29/2019
Noticing Party: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Alleged Violators: 
First Oriental Foodbank, Inc.
168 market
Tawa Supermarket Inc.
Oriental Foodbank
Chemicals: 
Lead and lead compounds
Source: 
Broken Rice

60-Day Notice Document

Supplemental Complaint
AG Number:
2019-01682
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
11/19/2019
Case Name: 
CAG v. El Monte Superstore, Inc.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
18STCV02562
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Defendant: 
El Monte Superstore, Inc., a California Corporation
Shun Fat Supermarket, Inc., a California Corporation
SF Supermarket, Inc., a California Corporation
Trans Family, Inc., a California Corporation
Oriental FoodBank, Inc., a California Corporation
Dai Cheong Trading Co, Inc., a California Corporation
Northern Food I/E, Inc., a New York Corporation
San Gabriel Superstore, a business Entity Form Unknown
Type of Claim: 
non-PI/PD/WD tort
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Reformulation
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: 
This First Amended Complaint contains the following Notices: AG2018-00592, AG2018-00612, AG2019-01276, AG2018-00608, and AG2018-00713 The original Complaint was filed under AG2018-00592
Settlement
AG Number:
2019-01682
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
11/26/2019
Case Name: 
CAG v. El Monte Superstore, Inc.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
18STCV02562
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Defendant: 
Oriental Foodbank, Inc., a California Corporation
Injunctive Relief: 
Reformulation of Dried Anchovies to contain less than 10 ppb of Lead, less than 85 ppb of Cadmium, and less than 20 ppb of Arsenic. And reformulation of Broken Rice to contain less than 56 ppb of Lead. Compliant warnings on inventory that does exceed these limits.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 57,200.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 145,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 42,800.00  (Civil Penalty: one check payable to OEHHA in the amount of $42,900 (75%) and one check payable to CAG in the amount of $14,300 (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:
$ 245,000.00
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 settlement also includes the Notice AG2018-00592
Judgment
AG Number:
2019-01682
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
02/14/2020
Settlement reported to AG: 
Tue, 11/26/2019
Case Name: 
CAG v. El Monte Superstore, Inc.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
18STCV02562
Plaintiff: 
Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc.
Defendant: 
Oriental Foodbank, Inc., a California Corporation
Injunctive Relief: 
Reformulation of Dried Anchovies to contain less than 10 ppb of Lead, less than 85 ppb of Cadmium, and less than 20 ppb of Arsenic. And reformulation of Broken Rice to contain less than 56 ppb of Lead. Compliant warnings on inventory that does exceed these limits.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 57,200.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 145,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 42,800.00  (Civil Penalty: one check payable to OEHHA in the amount of $42,900 (75%) and one check payable to CAG in the amount of $14,300 (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:
$ 245,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
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


* 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.