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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 September 12, 2017
John Moore has issued 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as headphones... full text
posted on August 2, 2017
Peter Englander has issued 25 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as... full text
posted on July 3, 2017
Laurence Vinocur and Paul Wozniak have issued between them over 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on September 29, 2017
Galena Biopharma Inc. (Galena) will pay more than $7.55 million to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act... full text
posted on September 27, 2017
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (St. Vincent) and its partner, CHRISTUS Health (CHRISTUS), have agreed to... full text
posted on September 26, 2017
Pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. have agreed to pay $465 million to resolve claims that they... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on September 18, 2017
On September 18, 2017, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Rhode Island Textile...
posted on September 11, 2017
The parties involved in the case Moore v. L.D.F. Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on...
posted on August 25, 2017
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Hot Focus, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on August...
posted on August 23, 2017
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Chapin Manufacturing, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment...
posted on August 21, 2017
On August 21, 2017, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Home Expressions, Inc. (...
posted on August 15, 2017
The parties involved in the case Moore v. SMV Industries, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on...
posted on August 8, 2017
On August 8, 2017, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Iceberg Enterprises, LLC (...