DiPirro v. Carboline Company, et al.

Posted: 09/17/2003  browse the case archive

The Alameda County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in DiPirro v. Carboline Company, a subsidiary of RPM, Inc., et al. on September 17, 2003. This enforcement action resolved the allegations of citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro that defendant Carboline Company, a subsidiary of RPM, Inc., sold certain waterproof adhesives containing toluene in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, Carboline agreed to utilize the proper Proposition 65 health hazard warnings on all waterproof adhesives manufactured and shipped for sale to consumers in California.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of $97,700, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which were 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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