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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 June 1, 2019
TCG client Paul Wozniak has issued a dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products... full text
posted on May 11, 2019
TCG client Paul Wozniak has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as... full text
posted on March 22, 2019
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has selected acetaminophen for review by the Carcinogen... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on June 16, 2019
The Department of Justice announced last week that the United States has filed a complaint in intervention against Smart... full text
posted on May 24, 2019
The United States has filed a complaint in intervention against Doctor’s Choice Home Care Inc (Doctor’s Choice... full text
posted on March 22, 2019
Covidien LP has agreed to pay $17,477,947 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by providing free or... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on May 7, 2019
On May 7, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party International Sourcing Company...
posted on May 7, 2019
On May 7, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling parties Intruder, Inc. (“...
posted on May 2, 2019
On May 2, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Wilde Tool Co., Inc. (“...
posted on April 30, 2019
On April 30, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Merrick Engineering, Inc...
posted on April 29, 2019
On April 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Nuvue Products...
posted on April 29, 2019
On April 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party W. Atlee Burpee Company (...
posted on April 23, 2019
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Argento SC by Sicura Inc. executed a Consent...