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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 April 27, 2015
Dr. Anthony Held and Paul Wozniak served 22 new 60-Day Notices of Proposition 65 Violation on Friday to companies offering... full text
posted on April 24, 2015
Our client Laurence Vinocur has successfully negotiated a settlement with Wells Lamont regarding alleged violations of... full text
posted on April 22, 2015
Dr. Whitney Leeman has negotiated a settlement with Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc. concerning alleged violations of... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on April 24, 2015
Family Dermatology P.C., which owns and operates a dermatopathology lab and a number of dermatology practices, has agreed to... full text
posted on April 10, 2015
Virginia-based Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc. (HDL) and California-based Singulex Inc. have agreed to pay $48.5 million... full text
posted on March 25, 2015
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has agreed to pay $44 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on April 22, 2015
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Marmon Holdings, Inc. et al. executed a Consent...
posted on April 20, 2015
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc. executed a Consent...
posted on April 16, 2015
Whistleblower Anthony E. Held, Ph.D, P.E. and settling party Tri-Coastal Design Group, Inc. (...
posted on April 16, 2015
Citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D and settling party Vanoden, Inc. (“Vanroden”)...
posted on April 14, 2015
Laurence Vinocur and settling party Lifeline First Aid, LLC (“Lifeline”) entered into...
posted on April 14, 2015
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Duck House, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April...
posted on April 10, 2015
On April 10, Russell Brimer and settling party Little Pim Corporation (“Little Pim”)...