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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 January 28, 2019
Peter Englander has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as glass... full text
posted on December 25, 2018
The Chanler Group would like to wish all its clients, readers, employees, and their families a safe and healthy holiday... full text
posted on November 29, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as paper... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on March 9, 2019
Skyline Urology has agreed to pay the United States $1.85 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims... full text
posted on February 16, 2019
Pathology laboratory company Inform Diagnostics has agreed to pay $63.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the... full text
posted on January 30, 2019
Los Angeles-based Avanti Hospitals LLC (Avanti) and six of its owners will pay the federal government $8.1 million to settle... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on February 21, 2019
On February 21, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Peter Pauper Press, Inc...
posted on February 20, 2019
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Universal Beauty Products Incorporated executed...
posted on February 15, 2019
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Genuine Parts Company, et al. executed a...
posted on February 15, 2019
On February 15, 2019, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party RGGD, Inc. (“RGGD...
posted on February 12, 2019
On February 12, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Good Ideas, Inc. (...
posted on February 11, 2019
On February 11, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Husqvarna Professional...
posted on February 8, 2019
On February 8, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Thirstystone Resources,...