Number of Settlements Rise While Chanler Clients Lead– by Dennis Pfaff at Prop. 65 Clearinghouse

Posted: 07/15/2006  browse the blog archive

Excerpted from the full length article in Prop. 65 Clearinghouse:

Proposition 65 settlements in 2005 declined substantially compared to the year before but were stronger than in previous post-SB 471 periods, figures released recently by Attorney General Bill Lockyer show...

Clients represented by veteran Proposition 65 litigator Clifford Chanler or his law firm, Hirst & Chanler, accounted for the largest share of the 2005 settlement amounts. Plaintiffs Michael DiPirro, Whitney Leeman and Russel Brimer rang up more than $3.7 million in settlements. About 65 percent of the money, more than $2.4 million, went toward attorney fees and costs, according to the attorney general’s figures. link to source.