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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 August 28, 2015
Laurence Vinocur and Kikkerland Design have reached a settlement in regards to alleged violations of Proposition 65. ... full text
posted on August 25, 2015
John Moore has successfully negotiated a settlement with Dorman Products in regards to alleged violations of Proposition 65... full text
posted on August 21, 2015
Last week, Dr. Whitney R. Leeman filed a complaint in San Francisco County Court against Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on August 20, 2015
U.S. Investigations Services (USIS) and its parent company, Altegrity, have agreed to forego collection on $30 million worth... full text
posted on August 14, 2015
Mercy Health Springfield Communities and Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, formerly St. John’s Health System and... full text
posted on August 12, 2015
PC Specialists Inc., dba Technology Integration Group (TIG) has agreed to pay $5.9 in order to settle allegations that the... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on August 25, 2015
Citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Kikkerland Design, Inc. (“Kikkerland...
posted on August 25, 2015
On August 25, 2015, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party PrimeSource Building...
posted on August 19, 2015
Citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D. and settling party Catalyst Marketing, Inc. (“...
posted on August 18, 2015
On August 18, 2015, citizen enforcer Mark Moorberg and settling party MSA Safety, Inc. (“MSA...
posted on August 17, 2015
On August 17, 2015 citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Dorman Products, Inc. (“...
posted on August 13, 2015
Citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Eyewear Designs, Ltd. (“Eyewear”)...
posted on August 12, 2015
On August 12, 2015, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D and settling party It’s Academic...