60 Day Notice 2010-00692

AG Number: 
2010-00692
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed: 
12/14/2010
Noticing Party: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Alleged Violators: 
Brad Barry Company, Ltd.
Bristol Farms
Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.
Costco Wholesale Corporation
DDIP Holder, LLC
Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
Dunkin' Donuts, LLC
F. Gevina & Sons, Inc.
The Folgers Coffee Company
Food 4 Less California, Inc.
Food 4 Less Holdings, Inc.
Food 4 Less Merchandising, Inc.
Food 4 Less Southern California, Inc.
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
Illy Caffe North America, Inc.
International Coffee & Tea, LLC
The J.M. Smucker Company
Kraft Foods, Inc.
The Kroger Company
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Inc.
Melitta U.S.A., Inc.
Nestle USA, Inc.
Newman's Own Organics - Second Generation, Inc.
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc.
Ralphs Grocery Company
Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc.
Safeway, Inc.
Sara Lee Corporation
Sam's West, Inc.
Seattle's Best Coffee, LLC
Smucker Foodservice, Inc.
Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC
Starbucks Corporation
Starbucks Holding Company
Stater Bros. Markets
SUPERVALU, Inc.
Target Corporation
TC Global, Inc.
Trader Joe's Company
Trader Joe's East, Inc.
Vilore Foods Company
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Whole Foods Market California, Inc.
Chemicals: 
Acrylamide
Source: 
Coffee

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2010-00692
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
05/09/2011
Case Name: 
CERT v. Brad Berry Company, Ltd., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC461182
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Kathryn Saldana
Defendant: 
BRAD BERRY COMPANY, LTD.
BRISTOL FARMS
CARIBOU COFFEE COMPANY, INC.
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
DD IP HOLDER LLC
DUNKIN' BRANDS, INC.
DUNKIN' DONUTS LLC
F. GAVINA & SONS, INC.
THE FOLGERS COFFEE COMPANY
FOOD 4 LESS OF CALIFORNIA, INC.
FOOD 4 LESS HOLDINGS, INC.
FOOD 4 LESS MERCHANDISING, INC.
FOOD 4 LESS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC.
GODIVA CHOCOLATIER, INC.
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.
ILLY CAFFE NORTH AMERICA, INC.
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE & TEA, LLC
THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY
KRAFT FOODS INC.
THE KROEGER CO.
MASSIMO ZANETTI BEVERAGE USA, INC.
MELITTA U.S.A., INC.
NESTLE USA, INC.
NEWMAN'S OWN ORGANICS - THE SECOND GENERATION, INC
PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, INC.
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY
ROWLAND COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.
SAFEWAY INC.
SAM'S WEST, INC.
SARA LEE CORPORATION
SEATTLE'S BEST COFFEE LLC
SMUCKER FOODSERVICE, INC.
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKETS, LLC
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
STARBUCKS HOLDING COMPANY
STATER BROS. MARKETS
SUPERVALU INC.
TARGET CORPORATION
TC GLOBAL, INC.
TRADER JOE'S COMPANY
TRADER JOE'S EAST INC.
VILORE FOODS COMPANY, INC.
WAL-MART STORES, INC.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET CALIFORNIA, INC.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC.
Type of Claim: 
Failure to Warn
Relief Sought: 
Warning
Civil Penalty
Contact Name: 
Raphael Metzger
Contact Organization: 
Metzger Law Group
Email Address:
Address: 
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 800
City, State, Zip:
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
(562) 437-4499
Fax Number:
(562) 436-1561
Comments: 
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00692
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Brad Barry Co., Ltd.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC461182
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
Santa Barbara Coffee & Tea, Inc., d/b/a Santa Barbara Roasting Company
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant agreed to provide the warning set forth in the Consent Judgment.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 0.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 2,500.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 2,500.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Raphael Metzger
Contact Organization: 
Metzger Law Group
Email Address:
rmetzger@toxictorts.com
Address: 
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 800
City, State, Zip:
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
562-437-4499
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00692
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Brad Barry Co., Ltd.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC461182
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
Kean Coffee, LLC
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant agreed to provide warning set forth in the Consent Judgment.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 0.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 2,500.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 2,500.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Raphael Metzger
Contact Organization: 
Metzger Law Group
Email Address:
rmetzger@toxictorts.com
Address: 
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 800
City, State, Zip:
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
562-437-4499
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00692
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Brad Barry Co., Ltd.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC461182
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
Carmel Roasters, Inc.
Monterey Coffee Company, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendants agreed to provide warning set forth in Consent Judgment.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 0.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 0.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 0.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Raphael Metzger
Contact Organization: 
Metzger Law Group
Email Address:
rmetzger@toxictorts.com
Address: 
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 800
City, State, Zip:
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
562-437-4499
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00692
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
06/28/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Brad Barry Co., Ltd.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
Cameron's Coffee and Distribution Company
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant agreed to provide warning set forth in the Consent Judgment.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 2,500.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 2,500.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 5,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Raphael Metzger
Contact Organization: 
Metzger Law Group
Email Address:
rmetzger@toxictorts.com
Address: 
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 800
City, State, Zip:
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
562-437-4499
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00692
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Brad Barry Co., Ltd., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC461182
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
Bronson Baker d/b/a Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant agreed to provide warning set forth in Consent Judgment.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 0.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 2,500.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 2,500.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Raphael Metzger
Contact Organization: 
Metzger Law Group
Email Address:
rmetzger@toxictorts.com
Address: 
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 800
City, State, Zip:
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
562-437-4499
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00692
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
08/07/2012
Case Name: 
CERT v. Brad Barry Co., Ltd., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC461182
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees Corp.
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees Franchising Corp.
It's a Grind, Inc.
Praise International North America, Inc.
Praise IAG Stores, LLC
Praise IAG Franchisor, LLC
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendants agreed to provide warning as set forth in the Consent Judgment.
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 10,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 10,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 20,000.00
Will settlement be submitted to court?
Will settlement be submitted to court?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Raphael Metzger
Contact Organization: 
Metzger Law Group
Email Address:
rmetzger@toxictorts.com
Address: 
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 800
City, State, Zip:
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number:
562-437-4499


* 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.