DiPirro v. The Jones Stephens Corp., et al.

Posted: 03/14/2000  browse the case archive

On March 14, 2000, citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro, and settling party The Jones Stephens Corp. entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement, which resolved DiPirro's allegations that TJS sold certain wool which exposes users to the heavy metal lead and lead compounds in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, TJS agreed that it shall only manufacture, sell, or distribute in California covered products that are accompanied by Proposition 65 warnings pursuant to Paragraph 1 of the Agreement.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $9,500, 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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