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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 March 26, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued over 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering... full text
posted on February 27, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued over new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering... full text
posted on February 14, 2018
TCG client Peter Englander has filed a lawsuit in Marin County Superior Court against The Home Depot, Inc., alleging that... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on April 11, 2018
Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A. Inc., f/k/a Toyobo America Inc. (collectively, Toyobo),... full text
posted on March 11, 2018
UPMC Hamot (Hamot), a hospital based in Erie, Pennsylvania – and now affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh... full text
posted on February 12, 2018
Pine Creek Medical Center LLC (“Pine Creek”), a physician-owned hospital serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on March 23, 2018
On March 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Woodstock...
posted on March 23, 2018
On March 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Neogen...
posted on March 21, 2018
On March 21, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party COKeM International, Ltd....
posted on March 19, 2018
On March 19, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party E&A Worldwide Traders (...
posted on March 19, 2018
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Smith Ventures, Ltd., et al. executed a Consent...
posted on March 19, 2018
On March 19, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party LEM Products Holding LLC  (...
posted on March 16, 2018
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Woolrich, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on March...