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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 December 25, 2018
The Chanler Group would like to wish all its clients, readers, employees, and their families a safe and healthy holiday... full text
posted on November 29, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as paper... full text
posted on November 21, 2018
However you spend this holiday, The Chanler Group wishes you a safe and healthy long weekend! full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on December 31, 2018
The Department of Justice obtained more than $2.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and... full text
posted on December 21, 2018
The United States has intervened in a complaint against Sutter Health LLC, a California-based healthcare services provider,... full text
posted on October 10, 2018
HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC, doing business as DaVita Medical Holdings LLC (DaVita), has agreed to pay $270 million to... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on January 2, 2019
On January 2, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Multipet International,...
posted on December 27, 2018
On December 27, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Streamline Importing Inc. (...
posted on December 23, 2018
On December 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Kester LLC (fka Kester,...
posted on December 21, 2018
On December 21, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Q.E.P. Co., Inc. (“QEP...
posted on December 21, 2018
On December 21, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Neogen...
posted on December 21, 2018
On December 21, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Lowe's...
posted on December 21, 2018
The parties involved in the case Moore v. LB Marketing, Inc., et al. executed a Consent...