Press Releases

The Chanler Group has been instrumental in generating over $100 million in civil fines and other funds for projects that educate children, workers, and consumers about precautions they can take to significantly reduce toxic chemical exposures.  See below for press releases on how The Chanler Group has been holding those responsible for toxic exposures accountable for their violations of state and federal laws, working for a cleaner environment and better working conditions, and benefiting nonprofits and charities.

recent posts - press releases

June 17, 2013
Brian Johnson, an attorney for The Chanler Group, shredded guitar at the first annual Law Rocks! San Francisco on June 13, a “battle of the bands” style rock concert in which five groups of legal professionals fought it out on stage to raise nearly $23,000 for five local charities. Five TCG employees also turned out to support their colleague, donate to charity, and enjoy the festivities at The Independent, a live music venue in San Francisco’s trendy NoPa (North of the... full text
May 7, 2013
BERKELEY, CA –  The Chanler Group,, the nation’s leading law firm that represents citizens acting in the public interest to enforce Proposition 65, announced today that it supports the reforms proposed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to strengthen and restore the intent of Proposition 65 to protect Californians from exposures to harmful chemicals found in consumer products.  The Chanler Group agrees there is a need to deter frivolous lawsuits, and to... full text
April 16, 2013
The Chanler Group has served more than 100 “Sixty-Day Notices of Violation” on leading furniture manufacturers alleging the presence of flame retardants TDCPP and TCEP, referred to more simply as Tris, in their products.  The Chanler Group’s clients, Peter Englander, Laurence Vinocur, and John Moore assert that unwarned exposure to Tris is a violation of Proposition 65, California’s unique right-to-know statute.  TDCPP was added to the list of toxic chemicals... full text
April 2, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. – April 2, 2013 – The Chanler Group (, a Connecticut-based environmental law firm, has filed Proposition 65 civil complaints on behalf of Whitney R. Leeman, Ph.D., against three prominent national food suppliers: spice and flavoring manufacturer McCormick & Company, Inc.; coffee and flavoring manufacturer Farmer Bros. Co.; as well as Adams Extract & Spice, LLC.  All complaints are filed in the Superior Court of the State of California,... full text