Moore v. Cavalini, Inc.

Posted: 04/25/2016  browse the case archive

The parties involved in the case Moore v. Cavalini, Inc. executed a Consent Judgment on April 25, 2016.  In this matter, citizen enforcer John Moore alleged that Cavalini, Inc. (“Cavalini”) sold vinyl/PVC jackets containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (“DEHP”) in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings.  

As part of the agreement, Cavalini agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC jackets in California after July 1, 2016, unless the jackets contain no more than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies.  Should Cavalini provide Moore with certification by June 15, 2016 that all vinyl/PVC jackets sold in California qualify as reformulated by the above standards, Moore has agreed to waive a portion of the civil penalty that would otherwise be applied.

The Consent Judgment required settlement payments of $49,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to whistleblower Moore and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.   

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