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In 1986, the California electorate overwhelmingly passed Proposition 65, formally known as “The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.”  In enacting Proposition 65, the electorate explicitly found that California state agencies had failed to protect Californians from hazardous...

Congress enacted the Consumer Products Safety Act (“CPSA”) in 1972 to remedy inadequate protections available to consumers from unreasonable risks of injury associated with consumer products. The statutes adopted under the CPSA were intended to assist consumers in evaluating the comparative safety of...

The False Claims Act enables a private citizen with unique knowledge of fraud committed against the federal government (such as health care fraud, contract fraud, and tax fraud) to file a lawsuit under seal (not accessible to the public) seeking treble (triple the amount) damages on behalf of the government. ...

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that is continually replenished through natural means.  The most common sources of renewable energy include sunlight, wind, and geothermal heat, captured by solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal heating and cooling systems, respectively.  In order to...

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recent posts - prop 65/environment

posted on July 2, 2015
Mark Moorberg has negotiated a settlement with Tara Toy Corp. regarding allegations that Tara Toy violated Proposition 65 by... full text
posted on July 1, 2015
Paul Wozniak has filed a complaint in Alameda County Superior Court alleging that Certified International Corp. violated... full text
posted on June 29, 2015
Anthony Held and Mark Moorberg issued 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 last week, to companies offering... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on June 30, 2015
VMware Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation have agreed to pay $75.5 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly... full text
posted on June 26, 2015
DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., the largest provider of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $450... full text
posted on June 24, 2015
Maryland-based Education Affiliates has agreed to pay $13 million to the federal government to resolve allegations knowingly... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on June 29, 2015
Citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party PlanAhead, LLC (“PlanAhead...
posted on June 29, 2015
On June 29, 2015, Dr. Whitney R. Leeman and settling party Coda Resources Ltd. (“Coda...
posted on June 26, 2015
Citizen enforcer Mark Moorberg and settling party Tara Toy Corp. (“Tara Toy”) entered...
posted on June 25, 2015
On June 25, 2015, Dr. Whitney R. Leeman and settling party The TJX Companies, Inc. (“TJX...
posted on June 25, 2015
Whistleblower Dr. Whitney R. Leeman and settling party Night Owl SP, LLC (“Night Owl”)...
posted on June 19, 2015
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. John N. Hansen Co., Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on...
posted on June 19, 2015
The parties involved in the case Held v. CWC Inventories, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on June...