60 Day Notice 2003-00088

AG Number: 
2003-00088
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
02/28/2003
Noticing Party: 
Environmental Law Foundation
Alleged Violators: 
Trader Joe's Company (1)
Chemicals: 
Lead
Source: 
Trader Joe's Gold Quality Balsamic Vinegar, Trader Giottos Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, and Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Italy.

60-Day Notice Document

Settlement
AG Number:
2003-00088
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
11/08/2005
Case Name: 
In Re Vinegar Litigation
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-03-421108
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Law Foundation
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Alan M. Caplan
Defendant: 
Trader Joe's Company
Whole Foods Market California, Inc.
Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods, Inc.
Stater Bros. Markets
Injunctive Relief: 
Proposition 65 Warnings, Shelf Warning and/or Product Labeling
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 0.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 150,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 150,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Alan M. Caplan
Contact Organization: 
Bushnell, Caplan & Fielding, LLP
Email Address:
acapbcf@aol.com
Address: 
221 Pine Street, Suite 600
City, State, Zip:
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone Number:
(415) 217-3800
Fax Number:
(415) 217-3820
Comments: 
Judgment
AG Number:
2003-00088
Judgment PDF: 
Judgment Date:
09/22/2006
Settlement reported to AG: 
Mon, 08/21/2000
Case Name: 
In Re Vinegar Litigation
Court Name: 
San Francisco Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
CGC-03-421108
Plaintiff: 
Environmental Law Foundation
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Alan M. Caplan
Defendant: 
Trader Joe's Company
Whole Foods Market California, Inc.
Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods, Inc.
Stater Bros. Markets
Injunctive Relief: 
Prop. 65 Shelf Warning: the Red Wine Vinegar and Balsamic Vinegar on these shelves contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 0.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 15,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 15,000.00
Is Judgment Pursuant to Settlement?
Yes
Contact Name: 
ALAN M. CAPLAN
Contact Organization: 
BUSHNELL, CAPLAN, FIELDING & MAIER, LLP
Email Address:
acapbcf@aol.com
Address: 
221 PINE STREET, SUITE 600
City, State, Zip:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104
Phone Number:
(415) 217-3800
Fax Number:
(415) 217-3820


* 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.