Recent reports indicate that a popular Kosher meat distributor and retailer in the Los Angeles area could be retailing and distributing non-kosher meat. Reports show that Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats was suspected of selling un-kosher or treif meat through both its distribution and retail outlets, all while advertising the meat as Glatt Kosher.
The Downtown L.A. Law Group
is investigating claims against Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats and is evaluating cases for those who were sold meat by this distributor. Selling meat advertised as Kosher when it in-fact is not, is a civil offense. Not to mention the moral implications associated with this action.
Judaism has strict kashrut laws governing the sale and purchase of meat, which must be followed. In this case, many unsuspecting customers purchased meat from this establishment not knowing it was not kosher. This can cause immense psychological damage, holding the establishment liable for damages.
Establishments such as this can be held guilty of fraud and possibly subject to punitive damages for their actions. Depending on additional facts which will be disclosed upon a complete investigation. Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats is centrally located in densely Jewish area in Los Angeles. It is likely that the establishment was frequented by religious Jews, which were sold un-kosher meat.
Those who have visited the establishment may be able to bring a cause of action. While the injuries are not physical, a degree of emotional distress does exist. Particularly if it can be shown that the actions were intentional, then punitive damages can apply. Business owners who participate in this type of behavior must be held accountable. To intentionally lie and deceive those who put trust in your product will hold a business liable in a civil lawsuit.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is currently evaluating claims for the sale of un-kosher food. If you have been injured contact our offices for a free case evaluation. Each case will be evaluated and considered. Make sure to retain copies of any and all transactions.