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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 29, 2015
Dr. Whitney R. Leeman has negotiated a successful settlement with Champion Power Equipment, Inc. in regards to alleged... full text
posted on July 28, 2015
Citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and Midland Radio Corporation have reached a settlement agreement regarding alleged... full text
posted on July 24, 2015
Laurence Vinocur has successfully negotiated a settlement with InMusic Brands, Numark International, and Numark Industries (... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on July 30, 2015
California-based NuVasive Inc. has agreed to pay $13.5 to the United States federal government in order to settle... full text
posted on July 17, 2015
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Blanding Health Mart Pharmacy has agreed to pay $8.4 million to resolve allegations that it... full text
posted on July 10, 2015
Covan World Wide Moving, Inc., Coleman American Moving Services, Inc., and other related entities with home offices in... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on July 28, 2015
On July 28, Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D and settling party Champion Power Equipment, Inc. (“...
posted on July 22, 2015
On July 22, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Midland Radio Corporation (“...
posted on July 22, 2015
Citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Privateer Press, Inc. (“Privateer”)...
posted on July 20, 2015
On July 20, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Tarte, Inc. (“Tarte”)...
posted on July 20, 2015
The parties involved in the case Held v. Eden Foods, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on July 20,...
posted on July 17, 2015
Citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling parties InMusic Brands, Inc., Numark International,...
posted on July 17, 2015
Citizen enforcer Peter Englander’s allegations against defendant Best Chairs, Inc. (“...