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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 27, 2015
Paul Wozniak has successfully negotiated a settlement with major toy retailer Toys “R” Us in regards to alleged... full text
posted on May 22, 2015
Anthony Held, Whitney Leeman, John Moore, and Laurence Vinocur collectively issued 20 new 60-Day Notices of Violation of... full text
posted on May 18, 2015
Vinocur has successfully negotiated a settlement with Ross Acquisition regarding alleged Proposition 65 violations. ... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on May 22, 2015
Missouri-based Medco Health Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company, based agreed to... full text
posted on May 20, 2015
United Parcel Service (UPS) has agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations that it knowingly submitted or caused the... full text
posted on May 15, 2015
PharMerica Corporation has agreed to pay $31.5 million to resolve allegations that the company knowingly submitted or caused... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on May 22, 2015
On May 22, 2015, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Toys “R” Us (“...
posted on May 15, 2015
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Ross Acquisition Co. executed a Consent Judgment on May...
posted on May 14, 2015
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. CORT Business Services Corporation executed a Consent...
posted on May 13, 2015
Citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Dynarex Corporation (“...
posted on May 8, 2015
On May 8, 2015, Anthony E. Held, Ph.D, P.E. and settling party Rosanna Imports (“Rosanna...
posted on May 5, 2015
On May 5, 2015, Dr. Whitney R. Leeman and settling party Lenovo (United States) Inc. (“Lenovo...
posted on May 4, 2015
The parties involved in the case Held v. Classic Imports, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on May 4...