Moore v. HII Corporation

Posted: 08/28/2018  browse the case archive
On August 28, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party HII Corporation (“HII”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that HII sold vinyl/PVC flagging tape containing the phthalate di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP") in the State of California without providing the requisite health hazard warnings. 
As part of the settlement, HII agreed not to sell any vinyl/PVC flagging tape in California after August 28, 2018, unless the tape contains less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies or have Proposition 65 warnings provided.
The Settlement Agreement requires settlement payments of $15,000, divided therein between civil penalties, 75% of which are paid to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and compensation to citizen enforcer Moore and his counsel for their successful enforcement of this matter in the public interest.  
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