Leeman v. Longs Drugs Stores Corporation, et al.

Posted: 07/05/2005  browse the case archive

The Alameda County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Leeman v. Longs Drugs Stores Corporation, et al., on July 5, 2005, which resolved citizen enforcer Dr. Whitney R. Leeman's allegations that Longs Drugs Stores Corporation ("Longs") distributed or sold glass and metal terrariums with materials containing the heavy metal lead in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.

As part of the settlement, Longs agreed not to sell any glass and metal terrariums in California unless the terrariums comply with the lead content standards pursuant to Section 2.3 of the Consent Judgment or have prominently placed Proposition 65 warnings provided in a conspicuous manner in which a consumer is likely to view, read, and easily understand the warning.

The settlement requires payments of $10,000 for compensation to whistleblower Dr. Leeman and her counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest. Due to de minimus sales of this product category, Leeman agreed to waive civil penalties in this case.

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