DiPirro v. Alpha Metals, Inc., et al.

Posted: 06/23/1999  browse the case archive

Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Alpha Metals, Inc. ("Alpha") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on June 23, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that Alpha sold solder wires that contain the heavy metal lead and/or produce formaldehyde in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, Alpha agreed not to sell any solder wires in California after September 30, 1999, unless the wires have the specific Proposition 65 warning identified in Section 1.1 of the Settlement Agreement provided.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $11,000 to be divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower DiPirro and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.

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