Moore v. Innovage LLC and MerchSource, LLC

Posted: 01/31/2012  browse the case archive

On January 31, 2012, the Alameda County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Moore v. Innovage LLC; MerchSource, LLC, which resolved citizen enforcer John Moore's allegations that the defendants Innovage LLC and MerchSource, LLC (collectively "Innovage") sold cases for portable electronic devices 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 settlement, Innovage agreed not to sell any cases for portable electronic devices in California after September 9, 2011, unless the cases contain less than 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state or federally approved testing methodologies. Due to Innovage's cooperation during the settlement process and commitment to comply by these heightened standards, Moore agreed to credit a portion of the civil fine that would otherwise be applied.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $46,000, 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.

Download PDF

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. No worries, just click here to download the PDF file.