firm casework - enforcement

July 20, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Starbuck Corporation, et al. executed a Consent Judgment on July 20, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Peerless Coffee Company, Inc. (“Peerless”) sold dried lapsang souchong teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite...
July 18, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 18, 2017, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party The Art of Tea LLC (“Art of Tea”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Leeman had alleged that Art of Tea sold dried green teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the...
July 17, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On July 17, 2017, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party Kim-Seng Company (“Kim-Seng”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Leeman had alleged that Kim-Seng sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, Kim-...
June 19, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Numi, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on June 19, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Numi, Inc. (“Numi”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.   As part of the agreement,...
June 16, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On June 17, 2017, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Blooming Import, Inc. (“Blooming”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Brimer had alleged that Blooming sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. As part of the settlement, Blooming...
May 22, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Upton Tea Imports, LLC executed a Consent Judgment on May 22, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Upton Tea Imports, LLC (“Upton”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.   As...
April 25, 2017
Lead
Consent Judgment
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Hsin Tung Yang Foods Company executed a Consent Judgment on April 25, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. alleged that Hsin Tung Yang Foods Company (“Hsin Tung”) sold dried teas containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard...
April 14, 2017
Lead
Out-of-Court Settlement
On April 14, 2017, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party Starwest Botanicals, Inc. (“Starwest”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement.  Leeman had alleged that Starwest sold dried teas (loose leaf and bagged) containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings...