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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 September 28, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued nearly a dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products... full text
posted on September 7, 2018
Paints and coatings manufacturer Rust-Oleum has issued a recall of one-quart containers of black satin countertop coating... full text
posted on August 29, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued nine new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on October 10, 2018
HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC, doing business as DaVita Medical Holdings LLC (DaVita), has agreed to pay $270 million to... full text
posted on September 28, 2018
Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), formerly a U.S. hospital chain headquartered in Naples, Florida, will pay over $260... full text
posted on August 15, 2018
Post Acute Medical, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based operator of long‑term care and rehabilitation hospitals across the country,... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on October 10, 2018
On September 21, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Stanley Black & Decker,...
posted on September 26, 2018
On September 18, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Boss Tech Products, Inc...
posted on September 21, 2018
The parties involved in the case Held v. FIMCO, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on...
posted on September 21, 2018
On September 21, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Steren Electronics...
posted on September 19, 2018
The parties involved in the case Vinocur, et al. v. CSS Industries, Inc., et al. executed a...
posted on September 18, 2018
On September 18, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Preferred Nation, Inc...
posted on August 31, 2018
 On August 31, 2018, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Dick's Sporting...