Affirmative Litigation &
With the Board of Supervisors’ support, County Counsel protects County residents and consumers by bringing litigation to enforce consumer protection laws in a variety of areas, including unfair business practices, false advertising, public health and the environment, and violations of the County Code. By bringing high-impact lawsuits to enforce the County Code and State statutes, County Counsel seeks to protect County residents from unlawful, deceptive, and unfair business practices and improve their quality of life. County Counsel also files lawsuits to protect the County’s interests, including when the County has been harmed financially. We handled over 75 lawsuits, successfully sued to stop numerous violations of the County Code and State law, won dozens of court injunctions stopping illegal and unfair business practices, sent over 50 cease and desist letters that often stopped illegal activities without having to file a lawsuit, and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in abatement funds, civil penalties, fines, and restitution.
5 Years of Great Results!
$660+ Million Recovered
Million in Civil
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Los Angeles Times Reports on County Counsel lawsuit against Express Scripts and OptumRx, two Pharmacy Benefits Managers, whose actions helped fuel the opioid crisis.
County Counsel, working with the California Attorney General and Los Angeles District Attorney, sued JUUL in 2019 alleging False Advertising, Unfair Competition, and Public Nuisance
County Counsel represented the County and the Flood Control District in a lawsuit alleging Monsanto entities contaminated County water bodies and the stormwater system with
County Counsel filed a complaint against the owner of a warehouse facility and its corporate parent alleging that their wrongful conduct caused a massive warehouse
Based on dozens of consumer complaints received by the County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, County Counsel sued Van Nuys Financial (VNF) and related
County Lawsuit Settlement Provides County with $63 Million from Southern California Edison for Costs and Damages from Woolsey Fire
The Woolsey Fire, the largest and most destructive in Los Angeles County history, started on November 8, 2018 and burned for 13 days before it