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: 2019-04-22
Format: 2019-04-22
February 3, 1995
Toluene
Consent Judgment
The Marin County Superior Court approved the settlement terms agreed to by Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint and coatings manufacturer, Pro-Line Paint Company ("Pro-Line") on February 3, 1995. The settlement resolved AYS' claim that Pro-Line violated Proposition 65 when it sold certain paint, boat repair and coating...
January 24, 1995
Toluene
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and plastic products manufacturer, Ralph Wilson Plastics Company ("RWP") reached terms on January 24, 1995, resolving AYS' allegations that the plastic manufacturer sold adhesives containing toluene without providing a health hazard warning in violation of Proposition 65. Toluene is listed...
December 28, 1994
Consent Judgment
The Marin County Superior Court entered a Judgment according to the terms agreed to in a December 28, 1994, settlement between Proposition 65 Private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and distributor of chemicals used to manufacture plastics, Plastic Process Equipment, Inc. The February 15, 1995, stipulated judgment resolved pending litigation and AYS's claims...
November 2, 1994
Consent Judgment
In a settlement reached on October 21, 1994, and entered by the Marin County Superior Court as a judgment on November 2, 1994 (Case No. CIV161844), Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and chemicals manufacturer, BASF Corporation, settled pending litigation and resolved AYS's claims regarding alleged violations of Proposition 65 by BASF. The...
October 28, 1994
Toluene
Consent Judgment
In a stipulated judgment agreed to by the parties and entered by Marin County Superior Court on April 6, 1995, Proposition 65 whistleblower and private enforcer, As You Sow, and ink and marking products manufacturer, Diagraph Corporation, reached a resolution of the claims alleged in AYS' October 28, 1994, 60-day notice of violation of Proposition 65 to Diagraph, and...
October 14, 1994
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and distributor of boat repair and coating products, Gougeon Brothers, Inc., reached an agreement on May 22, 1995, resolving allegations made by AYS in its October 14, 1994, 60-day notice of violation that Gougeon sold solvents containing perchloroethylene and methylene chloride without providing the health...
August 26, 1994
Consent Judgment
Whistleblower and private Proposition 65 enforcer, As You Sow, reached settlement terms with CCL Customer Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of adhesives, paints, primers, coatings, sealers, cleaners, lubricants and other products that AYS alleged contained chemicals listed pursuant to Proposition 65 and known to cause cancer and reproductive harm or birth defects,...
July 29, 1994
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer As You Sow, and chemical manufacturer, Ezon, Inc. d/b/a Master Corporation, resolved As You Sow's claims as alleged in the July 29, 1994 60-day notice of violation of Proposition 65. As You Sow, the nonprofit whistleblower, served Master Corp. and settled pending litigation between the parties. In its notice of violation and complaint,...
March 21, 1994
Toluene
Consent Judgment
In a settlement reached between Proposition 65 Private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and paint and coatings manufacturer, United Coatings, Inc., and its retail customer, WalMart Stores, Inc. on March 21, 1994, the parties agreed to terms settling AYS's claims that United and WalMart violated Proposition 65 by failing to warn consumers and other individuals...
January 7, 1994
Toluene
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 Private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and adhesives and solvent distributor, Quabaug Corporation, entered a settlement agreement on January 7, 1994, that resolved AYS's claims that Quabaug violated Proposition 65 when it failed to warn consumers and other individuals of the health hazards associated with exposures to toluene in its solvent and...
October 2, 1993
Toluene
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower As You Sow entered into a settlement agreement with nail polish and enamel manufacturer and distributor American International Industries Group ("AIIG") on October 2, 1993. The settlement, which the parties submitted to the San Francisco Superior Court for approval and entry as a judgment, resolved AYS's...
August 31, 1993
Toluene
Consent Judgment
On August 31, 1993, Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower As You Sow and cosmetics manufacturers Max Factor & Company and Noxell Corporation entered an agreement resolving contentious litigation between the two parties. AYS commenced the private enforcement action on November 18, 1992, when it began issuing 60-Day Notices of Violation of Proposition 65 to...
August 24, 1993
Toluene
Consent Judgment
On August 24, 1993, Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, entered a settlement agreement with seven cosmetic, beauty and salon service industry members: Essie Cosmetics, Inc., Creative Nail Design, Vital Nails, Inc./Develop 10, Jessica Cosmetics International, Inc., Orly International, Inc., OPI Products, Inc., and American International...
August 20, 1993
Toluene
Consent Judgment
Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association ("CTFA") reached a settlement on August 20, 1993, that resolved AYS's allegations that thirteen national cosmetic manufacturers violated Proposition 65 by failing to warn consumers and other individuals in the state of California that the nail...
August 13, 1993
Toluene
Consent Judgment
The Honorable Ollie Marie-Victoire, Judge of San Francisco Superior Court, entered a Judgment on August 13, 1993, according to the terms of the settlement reached between Proposition 65 private enforcer and whistleblower, As You Sow, and manufacturer of nail enamel and nail care products, Miss Marion Cosmetics, Inc. ("MMC"). The settlement resolved a private...