Chanler Case Archive

Since its inception, The Chanler Group and its clients have tirelessly researched and analyzed consumer products for the presence of detectable levels of heavy metals, phthalates, and other toxins. Over the last two decades, The Chanler Group’s clients, acting as citizen enforcers on behalf of California consumers, have filed hundreds of Proposition 65 notices, and pursued lengthy litigation in an effort to secure reformulation commitments for these  products from their sellers and manufacturers. The Chanler Group’s clients continue to closely monitor these industries to ensure the health and safety of all California residents.

firm casework - enforcement

Format: 2019-03-23
Format: 2019-03-23
May 31, 1995
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and manufacturer of industrial minerals, chemicals, and protective coating products, R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc., reached an agreement on May 31, 1995, resolving allegations made by AYS in two 60-day notices of violation the whistleblower served on RTV on each March 17, 1994, and September 15, 1994. AYS'...
May 24, 1995
Chromium, Lead, Toluene
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint and paint products manufacturer, Simpson Coatings Group, Inc., reached an agreement on May 24, 1995, resolving AYS's allegations that Simpson violated Proposition 65 when it failed to warn consumers and other individuals of the health risks associated with exposures to lead, chromium (hexavalent...
May 22, 1995
Consent Judgment
In a settlement entered by the Marin County Superior Court as a judgment on May 22, 1995 (Case No. 162692), Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and manufacturer of paints and solvents, E/M Corporation, resolved AYS's claims regarding alleged violations of Proposition 65 by EMC. The complaint filed by AYS alleges that EMC violated Proposition...
May 18, 1995
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and distributor of janitorial and cleaning products, Easterday Janitorial Supply Company, reached an agreement on May 18, 1995, resolving AYS's allegations that Easterday sold products containing toluene, perchloroethylene, methylene chloride, and paradichlorobenzene without providing the health hazard...
May 15, 1995
Lead, Toluene
Consent Judgment
In a stipulated judgment entered by the Contra Costa County Superior Court (Case No. C 94-04806) on May 15, 1995, Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint and traffic paint manufacturer, Pervo Paint Company ("Pervo"), agreed to terms resolving AYS' August 25, 1994, 60-day notice of violation of Proposition 65 served on Pervo....
May 3, 1995
Consent Judgment
The Marin County Superior court approved and entered the stipulated judgment submitted by Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and distributor of automobile cleaning and maintenance products, Blue Coral, Inc. on May 3, 1995. The judgment resolves AYS' allegations made in the September 23, 1994 60-day notice of violation of Proposition 65 and...
May 1, 1995
Chromium, DEHP, Lead, Toluene
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint, coatings and adhesives manufacturer, Spies Hecker, Inc. ("SHI"), entered a settlement agreement on May 1, 1995, that resolved AYS' claims that SHI violated Proposition 65 when it failed to warn consumers and other individuals in California of the health hazards associated with...
April 27, 1995
Toluene
Consent Judgment
In a settlement reached on April 24, 1995, and entered by the Marin County Superior Court as a judgment on April 27, 1995 (Case No. 162867), Proposition 65 Private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and adhesives manufacturer, Rubatex Corporation, settled pending litigation and resolved AYS' claims regarding alleged violations of Proposition 65 by Rubatex. The...
April 20, 1995
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 Private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and materials manufacturer, The Dexter Corporation ("Dexter"), entered a settlement agreement on April 20, 1995, that resolves AYS' claims that Dexter violated Proposition 65 when it failed to warn consumers and other individuals of the health hazards associated with exposures to toluene,...
April 13, 1995
Consent Judgment
In a settlement reached on April 13, 1995, and entered by the Marin County Superior Court as a judgment on April 17, 1995 (Case No. 162323), Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and chemicals manufacturer, Tremco Autobody Technologies ("TAT"), settled pending litigation and resolved AYS' claims regarding alleged violations of...
February 24, 1995
Consent Judgment
In a stipulated judgment entered by the Marin County Superior Court on February 24, 1995, Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint and coatings manufacturer, Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., agreed to terms resolving four 60-day notices of violation of Proposition 65 that AYS served on Akzo between July 29, 1994 and December 20, 1994. The...
February 24, 1995
Consent Judgment
In the enforcement action As You Sow v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, the Honorable Stuart R. Pollak of the San Francisco County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment on February 24, 1995.  In this matter, the not-for-profit public interest foundation As You Sow (“AYS”), represented by Cliff Chanler, alleged that the defendant E. I. du Pont...
February 17, 1995
Toluene
Consent Judgment
In a stipulated judgment submitted to the Marin County Superior Court for approval and entered as a judgment on February 17, 1995, private Proposition 65 enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint and coatings manufacturer, Crescent Bronze Powder Company ("CBPC"), resolved As You Sow's claims alleged in a July 29, 1994 60-day notice of violation of...
February 15, 1995
Toluene
Consent Judgment
The Marin County Superior Court approved the terms of the January 30, 1995 settlement agreed to by Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint and coatings manufacturer, House of Kolors, Inc. ("HOK") on February 15, 1995. The settlement resolves AYS' claim that HOK violated Proposition 65 when it sold certain urethane base coats...
February 10, 1995
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and lithographic printing and pressroom products manufacturer, Hurst Graphics, Inc. ("Hurst"), entered a settlement agreement on February 10, 1995, resolving AYS' allegations that the lithographic printing and pressroom products manufacturer sold certain chemicals used in the printing industry...