60 Day Notice 2010-00041

AG Number: 
2010-00041
Notice PDF: 
Date Filed:
02/02/2010
Noticing Party: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics(CERT)
Alleged Violators: 
7-Eleven, Inc.
International Coffee & Tea, LLC
Seattle's Best Coffee LLC
BP America, Inc.
Kelly's Coffee & Fudge Factory, Inc.
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc.
BP Products North America, Inc.
BP West Coast Products, LLC
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees Corporation
Seattle Coffee Company
Starbucks Holding Company
Starbucks Corporation
It's A Grind, Inc.
Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees Franchising Corp.
Praise International North America, Inc.
Winchell's Donut Houses Operating Company, L.P.
Yum Yum Donut Shops, Inc.
Winchell's Franchising, LLC
Chemicals: 
Acrylamide
Source: 
Ready-to-Drink Coffee

60-Day Notice Document

Civil Complaint
AG Number:
2010-00041
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
04/13/2010
Case Name: 
CERT v. Starbucks Corporation, et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Kathryn Saldana
Defendant: 
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
STARBUCKS HOLDING COMPANY
7-ELEVEN, INC.
BP AMERICA INC.
BP PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA INC.
BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS LLC
GLORIA JEAN'S GOURMET COFFEES CORP.
GLORIA JEAN'S GOURMET COFFEES FRANCHISING CORP.
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE & TEA, LLC
IT'S A GRIND INC.
PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, INC.
PRAISE INTERNATIONAL NORTH AMERICA, INC.
SEATTLE COFFEE COMPANY
WINCHELL'S FRANCHISING, LLC
WINCHELL'S DONUT HOUSES OPERATING COMPANY, L.P.
YUM YUM DONUT SHOPS, 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) 436-4966
Comments: 
Supplemental Complaint
AG Number:
2010-00041
Complaint PDF: 
Date Filed:
04/22/2010
Case Name: 
CERT v. Starbucks Corporation, et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Kathryn Saldana
Defendant: 
STARBUCKS HOLDING COMPANY
7-ELEVEN, INC.
BP AMERICA INC.
BP PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA INC.
BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS LLC
GLORIA JEAN'S GOURMET COFFEES CORP.
GLORIA JEAN'S GOURMET COFFEES FRANCHISING CORP.
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE & TEA, LLC
IT'S A GRIND INC.
PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, INC.
PRAISE INTERNATIONAL NORTH AMERICA, INC.
SEATTLE COFFEE COMPANY
WINCHELL'S FRANCHISING, LLC
WINCHELL'S DONUT HOUSES OPERATING COMPANY, L.P.
YUM YUM DONUT SHOPS, INC.
STARBUCKS CORPORATION
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:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
09/28/2017
Case Name: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics v. Starbucks
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
7-Eleven, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant agreed to provide warning set forth in the Consent Judgment
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 545,185.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 354,814.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 899,999.00
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
Fax Number:
(562) 436-1561
Comments: 
Proposed Consent Judgment sent to Attorney General's Office on October 11, 2017
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
08/08/2017
Case Name: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Raphael Metzger
Defendant: 
BP West Coast Products, LLC
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant agreed to provide warning set forth in the Consent Judgment
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 425,000.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 250,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 675,000.00
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
Fax Number:
562-436-1561
Comments: 
Proposed Consent Judgment sent to Attorney General's Office on September 1, 2017
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
06/20/2017
Case Name: 
Council for Education and Reseach on Toxics v. Starbucks
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
Plaintiff: 
Council for Education and Research on Toxics
Plaintiff Attorney: 
Rapahel Metzger
Defendant: 
Yum Yum Donut Shops, Inc.
Injunctive Relief: 
Defendant agreed to provide warning set forth in the Consent Judgment
*Non-Contingent Civil Penalty:
$ 124,390.00
Attorney(s) Fees and Costs:
$ 125,000.00
Payment in Lieu of Penalty:
$ 0.00
Total Payments:
$ 249,390.00
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
Fax Number:
562-436-1561
Comments: 
Proposed consent judgment sent to Attorney General's office on June 30, 2017.
Settlement
AG Number:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
08/07/2012
Case Name: 
CERT v. Starbucks Corp., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
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 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?
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:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Starbucks Corp., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
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 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?
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:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2014
Case Name: 
CERT v. Starbucks Corp., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
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?
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:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Starbucks Corp., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
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 warnings as set forth in the 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?
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:
2010-00041
Settlement PDF: 
Settlement Date:
05/14/2013
Case Name: 
CERT v. Starbucks Corp., et al.
Court Name: 
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Court Docket Number: 
BC435759
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: 
Denfendant agreed to provide a warning as 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?
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.