Moore v. Sixtrees USA Ltd.

Posted: 07/15/2011  browse the case archive

On July 15, 2011, the Alameda County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Moore v. Sixtrees USA Ltd., which resolved citizen enforcer John Moore's allegations that the defendant Sixtrees USA Ltd. ("Sixtrees") sold books 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, Sixtrees agreed not sell any books in California after December 17, 2010, unless the books contain less than or equal to 1,000 parts per million of DEHP when analyzed using state and federally approved testing methodologies.

The Consent Judgment requires settlement payments of $34,000, 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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