Governor Vows to End Prop. 65 'Shake-down' Suits— by Amy Standen at KQED

Posted: 05/08/2013  browse the blog archive

Excerpted from full article at KQED:

In 2011, the most recent year listed on the attorney general's website, attorneys reached settlements with business owners in 338 cases alleging Proposition 65 infringement, resulting in just under $12 million in attorneys fees. Sixty-one of those cases were filed by one man, Russell Brimer, a client of the Chanler Group, a law firm with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as well as on the East Coast.

Josh Voorhees, a spokesman for the Chanler Group, said in a statement that the group “supports Governor Brown’s proposed amendments to Proposition 65, which as outlined today, will strengthen the law and tighten private enforcement practices.” Voorhees characterized the firm's work as seeking “to promote the public interest by investigating and uncovering consumer products containing hidden carcinogens and reproductive toxicants in significant amounts.”  link to source