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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 November 9, 2018
H.I.S. has issued a recall of Self-Esteem brand girl's clothing sets with a gold leaf pendant necklace. The metal... full text
posted on October 26, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued a dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as... full text
posted on September 28, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued nearly a dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

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
posted on September 28, 2018
Health Management Associates, LLC (HMA), formerly a U.S. hospital chain headquartered in Naples, Florida, will pay over $260... full text
posted on August 15, 2018
Post Acute Medical, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based operator of long‑term care and rehabilitation hospitals across the country,... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on October 22, 2018
The parties involved in the case Held v. Radians, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on October...
posted on October 19, 2018
On October 19, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Dramm Corporation (“Dramm...
posted on October 12, 2018
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. American Exchange Time LLC executed a Consent...
posted on October 12, 2018
The parties involved in the case Moore v. TMI Acquisition, LLC executed a Consent Judgment on...
posted on October 8, 2018
On October 8, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party JS Products, Inc. (“JS...
posted on October 4, 2018
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Too Good Gourmet, Inc. executed a Consent...
posted on October 1, 2018
On October 1, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party ToolPro, Inc...