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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 30, 2019
Laurence Vinocur has more 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 for companies offering products such as tote bags,... full text
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

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on September 15, 2019
Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt ARD LLC (formerly known as Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. and previously Questcor Pharmaceuticals... full text
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

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on August 30, 2019
On August 30, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party FH Group International Inc. (...
posted on August 29, 2019
On August 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Haimin International Inc. (...
posted on August 28, 2019
On August 28, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party B&G Equipment Company, Inc...
posted on August 28, 2019
On August 29, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party The Haddad Apparel Group, Ltd...
posted on August 26, 2019
The parties involved in the case Wozniak v. Service Tool Company, L.L.C. executed a...
posted on August 18, 2019
On August 18, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Global Vision Eyewear...
posted on August 14, 2019
On August 14, 2019, citizen enforcer Paul Wozniak and settling party Kingsbridge International (...