DiPirro v. Ingersoll-Rand Company, et al.

Posted: 05/15/2003  browse the case archive

A Consent Judgment in the DiPirro v. Ingersoll-Rand Company, et al. matter, heard in the Alameda County Superior Court, was entered on May 15, 2003. The Consent Judgment resolved citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro's allegations that the defendant Ingersoll-Rand Company sold power tools whose customary use and application produce dust containing lead, arsenic, chromium or crystalline silica in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, Ingersoll agreed not to sell products in California unless such products contain Proposition 65 health hazard warning labels as prescribed in the Consent Judgment.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $14,000, 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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