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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 28, 2018
John Moore, Laurence Vinocur, and Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. have issued several new 60-Day Notices of Violation of... full text
posted on June 5, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued almost two dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 last month,... full text
posted on April 27, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued dozens of new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 this month, to... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on July 20, 2018
Latham, New York-based medical device manufacturer AngioDynamics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States a total of $... full text
posted on July 14, 2018
Health Quest Systems, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (Health Quest) and Putnam Health Center (PHC) have agreed to pay... full text
posted on June 25, 2018
The Justice Department announced that Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on July 17, 2018
On July 17, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Essendant Co. (...
posted on July 17, 2018
On July 17, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Shaghal Ltd. (“Shaghal...
posted on July 16, 2018
On July 16, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Lewis Hyman, Inc. (“LHI...
posted on July 15, 2018
On July 15, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Safariland, LLC...
posted on July 12, 2018
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Wilmar Corporation executed a Consent...
posted on July 7, 2018
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Diversitech, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment...
posted on July 3, 2018
The parties involved in the case Englander v. DC First Aid, Inc. executed a Consent...