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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 February 9, 2016
KHS America has issued a recall of its 8-Note Monkey Glockenspiel because the pink metal note bar may contain levels of lead... full text
posted on February 5, 2016
Russell Brimer has entered into a settlement agreement with Orgill in regard to alleged violations of Proposition 65. ... full text
posted on February 3, 2016
Laurence Vinocur has filed a complaint in San Francisco County Superior Court against national housewares chain Bed Bath... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on February 9, 2016
Rose Radiology Centers has agreed to pay $8.71 million to settle allegations that it knowingly submitted or caused the... full text
posted on February 2, 2016
Centerra Services International Inc. (fka Wackenhut Services LLC) has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle allegations that... full text
posted on January 29, 2016
RehabCare Group, RehabCare Group East, and their parent Kindred Healthcare Inc. have agreed to pay $125 million to resolve... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on February 4, 2016
On February 4, 2016, citizen enforcer Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D and settling party SIIG, Inc....
posted on February 3, 2016
The parties involved in the case Brimer v. Eton Corporation executed a Consent Judgment on February...
posted on February 1, 2016
On February 1, 2016, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party HDS Trading Corp. (“...
posted on January 27, 2016
On January 27, 2016, citizen enforcer Russell Brimer and settling party Orgill, Inc. (“Orgill...
posted on January 21, 2016
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Nordstrom, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment...
posted on January 19, 2016
The parties involved in the case Held v. Stila Styles, LLC executed a Consent Judgment on January...
posted on January 14, 2016
The parties involved in the case Held v. Tronex International, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on...