DiPirro v. Stant Corporation, et al.

Posted: 11/15/1999  browse the case archive

Citizen enforcer Michael DiPirro and settling party Stant Corporation ("Stant") entered into an out-of-court Settlement Agreement on November 15, 1999, resolving DiPirro's allegations that Stant sold adhesives and other bonding compounds that contain the solvent toluene in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, Stant agreed not to sell any of the adhesive products identified in Exhibit A to the Settlement Agreement in California after December 15, 1999, unless the soldering products have Proposition 65 warnings provided pursuant to Section 1 of the Agreement. Stant shall also provide Interim Warning Materials for the products released into the stream of commerce before November 12, 1999. Should Stant eliminate the need for Proposition 65 warnings by December 30, 2000, DiPirro agreed to credit a portion of the civil fine that would otherwise be applied.

The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $20,375, 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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