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Covering Proposition 65 News and Events Since 1987

Friday, April 30, 1999

Attorney General Seeks Contempt Citation

The Attorney General’s office has reopened a 1991 action against a ceramic dish manufacturer, alleging that one of the 15 defendants has failed to comply with a 1993 consent decree.

Friday, April 30, 1999

AG Argues FDA Prescription Insert Language May Not Be...

In a legal dispute that could drastically alter many people’s assumptions about the interplay of Proposition 65 and federal prescription drug labeling rules, the California attorney general’s office and a drug manufacturer are engaged in a summary judgment litigation over the sufficiency of prescription drug inserts for conveying Proposition 65 warnings.

Monday, November 30, 1998

OEHHA Decision to Retain Mercury Upheld

In a bench ruling issued on November 6, Sacramento Superior Court Judge James Ford denied the Kerr Corporation's challenge to OEHHA's denial of the company's request to have mercury and mercury compounds removed from the Proposition 65 list. Ford found that there had been neither an abuse of discretion nor a clear error by OEHHA, making it inappropriate for the court to intercede.

Monday, November 30, 1998

No Prop 65 Cigarette Preemption or Control Exemption,...

The City of Los Angeles has won two more skirmishes in what is likely to be protracted litigation in its enforcement action against the tobacco industry for failure to warn about exposures to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).

Tuesday, December 31, 1991

The Debate Over Prop 65's 'Five Year Scorecard

Proposition 65 is five years old.  Drafted by environmental activists, then enacted as a "citizen initiative" by direct vote in 1986, and finally implemented by a conservative Republican governor under fire in 1987, Prop 65 (as it is now universally known) was and still is both praised and damned as the futures of environmental regulation.  Who's right in the debate is less than clear.

Tuesday, December 31, 1991

Gas Furnaces Exposed Consumers to Carbon Monoxide,...

The Solano County District Attorney has filed a Prop 65 action against manufacturers and distributors of a defective gas furnace that allegedly exposes consumers to carbon monoxide without complying with the warning requirements of Prop 65.

Tuesday, December 31, 1991

Profile - Mark S. Pollock

Tuesday, December 31, 1991

Court Rules That 800 Number is Inadequate Warning

Attorney General Dan Lungren announced late this month that the Third District Court of Appeal has ruled that toll-free 800-telephone numbers used by manufacturers and retailers to warn consumers about products that contain potentially toxic materials are inadequate.

Tuesday, December 31, 1991

Ohio Initiative Modeled on Prop 65 Before Legislature

The Ohio right-to-know initiative modeled on California's Prop 65 is now before the Ohio State Legislature, but critics and proponents of the initiative agree that the real battle will not begin until the proposed law is put to a statewide ballot.  Both sides agree that it is unlikely that the legislature will approve the proposed law.

Saturday, November 30, 1991

Strock Appoints Panel to Help Fine Tune Prop 65...

Cal-EPA Secretary James Strock has appointed a panel of environmental, industry and scientific experts to advise him on the implementation and enforcement of Prop 65.


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