Englander v. Global Amici, Inc.

Posted: 12/29/2017  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Englander v. Global Amici, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on December 29, 2017.  In this matter, citizen enforcer Peter Englander alleged that Global Amici, Inc. (“Global Amici”) sold glass jars with exterior designs containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.  

As part of the agreement, Global Amici agreed not to sell any glass jars with exterior designs in California 30 days after the Santa Clara County Superior Court approves the Judgment, unless the designs are virtually free of lead when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of up to $33,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Englander and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.   

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