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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 May 11, 2019
TCG client Paul Wozniak has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as... full text
posted on March 22, 2019
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has selected acetaminophen for review by the Carcinogen... full text
posted on January 28, 2019
Peter Englander has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as glass... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on March 22, 2019
Covidien LP has agreed to pay $17,477,947 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by providing free or... full text
posted on March 9, 2019
Skyline Urology has agreed to pay the United States $1.85 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims... full text
posted on February 16, 2019
Pathology laboratory company Inform Diagnostics has agreed to pay $63.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on April 23, 2019
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Argento SC by Sicura Inc. executed a Consent...
posted on April 19, 2019
The parties involved in the case Held v. Gateway Safety. Inc. executed a Consent Judgment...
posted on April 19, 2019
On April 19, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party C & D Visionary, Inc...
posted on April 19, 2019
The parties involved in the case Moore v. Golf Time, L.L.C. executed a Consent Judgment...
posted on April 9, 2019
On April 9, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party National Safety Apparel, Inc...
posted on April 9, 2019
On April 9, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Gartner Studios, LLC (...
posted on April 4, 2019
On April 4, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Spartina 449 LLC (“...