Affirmative Litigation &
With the Board of Supervisor’s 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
Bills We Sponsored
Million to Employees
Of The Minimum
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
Reducing Chromium Emissions from Factory in Paramount, California After the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) reportedly found high levels of the carcinogenic chemical
County Counsel finalized a global settlement of a lengthy public nuisance lawsuit by the County and nine other public entities against manufacturers of lead paint.
Hazardous Waste Transportation Settlement With Wiley Sanders Trucking Provides Nearly $2 Million to Department of Public Health
Hazardous Waste Transportation Settlement With Wiley Sanders Trucking Provides Nearly $2 Million to Department of Public Health County Counsel worked with the Los Angeles District
The County brought a claim against the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), alleging that, in 2015, SoCalGas caused the largest natural gas leak in U.S.