Moore v. Lewis Hyman, Inc,

Posted: 07/16/2018  browse the case archive
On July 16, 2018, citizen enforcer John Moore and settling party Lewis Hyman, Inc. (“LHI”) entered into an out-of-court settlement agreement. Moore had alleged that LHI sold multipurposed zippered bags 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, LHI agreed not to sell any multipurposed zippered bags in California after August 4, 2018, unless the bags contain 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 $25,000, 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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