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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 29, 2016
TCG clients Dr. Anthony E. Held and Laurence Vinocur have issued 18 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to... full text
posted on April 26, 2016
Russell Brimer has filed a complaint against FAM, LLC, alleging that FAM violated Proposition 65 by selling exercise balls... full text
posted on April 22, 2016
Mark Moorberg has reached a settlement with Gartner Studios regarding allegations that Gartner sold notebooks with vinyl/PVC... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on April 29, 2016
Pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and Pfizer Inc. have agreed to pay $784.6 million to resolve allegations that Wyeth knowingly... full text
posted on March 29, 2016
Kilgore Flares Company and subcontractor ESM Group Inc. have agreed to pay the federal government $8 million to resolve... full text
posted on March 25, 2016
Respironics Inc. has agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly submitted or caused the... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on April 26, 2016
On April 26, 2016, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Apache Hose & Belting...
posted on April 25, 2016
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Cavalini, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April 25,...
posted on April 22, 2016
The parties involved in the case Leeman v. Lisle Corporation executed a Consent Judgment on April...
posted on April 22, 2016
On April 22, 2016, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D., and settling party Tippmann Sports,...
posted on April 22, 2016
The parties involved in the case Held v. Lollicup USA, INC. executed a Consent Judgment on April 22...
posted on April 20, 2016
The parties involved in the case Moorberg v. Gartner Studios, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on...
posted on April 19, 2016
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Shaghal Ltd. executed a Consent Judgment on April 19,...