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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 July 27, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued several new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as... full text
posted on June 28, 2018
John Moore, Laurence Vinocur, and Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. have issued several new 60-Day Notices of Violation of... full text
posted on June 5, 2018
John Moore and Laurence Vinocur have issued almost two dozen new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 last month,... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

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
posted on July 20, 2018
Latham, New York-based medical device manufacturer AngioDynamics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States a total of $... full text
posted on July 14, 2018
Health Quest Systems, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (Health Quest) and Putnam Health Center (PHC) have agreed to pay... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on August 10, 2018
On August 10, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Idea Nuova, Inc. (“...
posted on August 10, 2018
On August 10, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Berkshire Fashions, Inc. (...
posted on August 3, 2018
On August 3, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party GSM Marketing, L.L.C. (...
posted on August 2, 2018
On August 2, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party CRC Industries, Inc. (“CRC...
posted on July 30, 2018
On July 30, 2018, citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E. and settling party Bradshaw...
posted on July 23, 2018
On July 23, 2018, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Fourstar Group USA Inc. (...
posted on July 20, 2018
On July 20, 2018, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Spencer Spirit Holdings Inc. and...