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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 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
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

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

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
posted on March 11, 2018
UPMC Hamot (Hamot), a hospital based in Erie, Pennsylvania – and now affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

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...
posted on April 26, 2018
On April 26, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Coast Cutlery,...
posted on April 25, 2018
On April 25, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party New View Gifts & Accessories...
posted on April 24, 2018
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Vicmarr Audio Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on...
posted on April 9, 2018
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Streamlight, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April...
posted on April 6, 2018
On April 6, 2018, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Control Group Companies, LLC...