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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 January 28, 2019
Peter Englander has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as glass... full text
posted on December 25, 2018
The Chanler Group would like to wish all its clients, readers, employees, and their families a safe and healthy holiday... full text
posted on November 29, 2018
Laurence Vinocur has issued new 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to companies offering products such as paper... full text

recent posts - false claims act (FCA)

posted on January 30, 2019
Los Angeles-based Avanti Hospitals LLC (Avanti) and six of its owners will pay the federal government $8.1 million to settle... full text
posted on December 31, 2018
The Department of Justice obtained more than $2.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and... full text
posted on December 21, 2018
The United States has intervened in a complaint against Sutter Health LLC, a California-based healthcare services provider,... full text

recent settlements - enforcement

posted on January 19, 2019
On January 19, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party K & S Precision...
posted on January 18, 2019
On January 18, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Merchsource, LLC (“...
posted on January 16, 2019
The parties involved in the case Vinocur v. Wholesale Interiors Inc. executed a Consent Judgment...
posted on January 15, 2019
On January 15, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party MW Industries, Inc. (...
posted on January 15, 2019
On January 15, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Premier Accessory Group...
posted on January 14, 2019
On January 14, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party T. Christy Enterprises (...
posted on January 10, 2019
On January 10, 2019, citizen enforcer Laurence Vinocur and settling party Scosche Industries, Inc...