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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 April 17, 2015
Paul Wozniak has filed a complaint in Alameda County Superior Court against Big Lots, Inc. and Big Lots Stores, Inc.... full text
posted on April 13, 2015
Mark Moorberg has negotiated a settlement with Southern Telecom regarding alleged violations of Proposition 65. ... full text
posted on April 10, 2015
Dr. Whitney Leeman has filed a complaint in Marin County Superior Court alleging that Office Depot violated Proposition 65... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on April 10, 2015
Virginia-based Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc. (HDL) and California-based Singulex Inc. have agreed to pay $48.5 million... full text
posted on March 25, 2015
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has agreed to pay $44 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that... full text
posted on March 20, 2015
Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation (Adventist) has agreed to pay $5.4 million to settle allegations that... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on April 14, 2015
Laurence Vinocur and settling party Lifeline First Aid, LLC (“Lifeline”) entered into...
posted on April 10, 2015
On April 10, Russell Brimer and settling party Little Pim Corporation (“Little Pim”)...
posted on April 8, 2015
On April 8, 2015, Mark Moorberg and settling party Southern Telecom Inc. (“Southern”)...
posted on April 8, 2015
On April 8, Laurence Vinocur and settling party Smith News Company (“Smith”) entered...
posted on April 7, 2015
The parties involved in the case Held v. Levlad, LLC executed a Consent Judgment on April 7, 2015....
posted on April 3, 2015
On April 3, 2015, Anthony E. Held, Ph.D, P.E. and settling party Enchante Accessories Inc. (“...
posted on April 2, 2015
On April 2, 2015, Laurence Vinocur and settling party Altus Brands, LLC (“Altus”)...