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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 August 18, 2019
The Carcinogen Identification Committee will meet at the CalEPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, at 10:00... full text
posted on July 24, 2019
Laurence Vinocur has more 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 for companies offering products such as glass jars,... full text
posted on July 10, 2019
Paul Wozniak has more 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as belts, vinyl tape... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on August 9, 2019
Beaver Medical Group L.P. (Beaver) and one of its physicians, Dr. Sherif Khalil, have agreed to pay a total of $5,039,180 to... full text
posted on July 16, 2019
ITT Cannon has agreed to pay the United States $11 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it supplied... full text
posted on June 16, 2019
The Department of Justice announced last week that the United States has filed a complaint in intervention against Smart... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on August 4, 2019
On August 4, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling parties Chunsan International, Inc....
posted on July 30, 2019
On July 30, 2019, citizen enforcer Peter Englander and settling party Midwest Trading Group, Inc...
posted on July 29, 2019
On July 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Circle Glass LLC (“...
posted on July 22, 2019
The parties involved in the case Englander v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. executed a...
posted on July 18, 2019
On July 19, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Central Garden & Pet...
posted on July 18, 2019
On July 18, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Norco Industries, Inc. (...
posted on June 14, 2019
On June 14, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Vipac Inc. (“Vipac...