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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 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
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

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on June 14, 2018
Signature HealthCARE, LLC (Signature), a Louisville, Kentucky based company that owns and operates approximately 115 skilled... full text
posted on May 14, 2018
Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer Alere Inc. and its subsidiary Alere San Diego (Alere) have agreed to pay the... full text
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

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on June 13, 2018
On June 13, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party American Metalcraft, Inc. (...
posted on June 13, 2018
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Pull'R Holding Company, LLC executed a...
posted on May 24, 2018
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Crown Brands LLC executed a Consent Judgment on May...
posted on May 23, 2018
On May 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Alpine...
posted on May 11, 2018
On May 11, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Mann & Bros, Inc. (“...
posted on May 9, 2018
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Electro Tape Specialties, Inc. executed a Consent...
posted on May 8, 2018
On May 8, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Gill North America...