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AG Determines Private Settlement is Void

AG Determines Private Settlement is Void

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has taken action against two San Diego law firms that entered into a private settlement agreement prior to the completion of Proposition 65's 60-day notice period.  Deputy Attorney General Harrison Pollack strongly objected that the settlement did not include any type of injunctive relief to correct the alleged violations.
Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (231)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ferriero Settles First BPA Enforcement Actions

Ferriero Settles First BPA Enforcement Actions

Anthony Ferreiro, a prolific Proposition 65 citizen enforcer is the first to settle an enforcement action that alleges exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA).
Saturday, March 18, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (955)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Aloe Vera Awarded $561,000 in Trial Costs

Aloe Vera Awarded $561,000 in Trial Costs

Dietary supplement manufacturer Aloe Vera, Inc. has been awarded $561,155 by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge following its defense verdict in a Proposition 65 enforcement action. The case was brought in 2011 by the Environmental Research Center (ERC), a San Diego-based citizen enforcement group.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2184)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

California Attorney General Adopts Litigation Amendments...

California’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has adopted amendments to its regulations governing private litigation brought under Proposition 65. The new regulations will affect settlement terms, civil penalties, and attorney's fees in civil actions filed by Prop. 65 citizen enforcers.
Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1221)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
PepsiCo Settles Soda Class Action

PepsiCo Settles Soda Class Action

Soft Drink Giant Agrees to Lower Levels of 4-MEI in...

A federal judge has tentatively approved a class-action settlement that calls for PepsiCo to monitor levels of a carcinogen detected in its soft drinks with caramel coloring.
Thursday, July 07, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (617)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Lumber Liquidators Settles CARB Lititigation

Flooring giant Lumber Liquidators has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that some of its laminate flooring products violated California air emission standards for formaldehyde.

Monday, April 04, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (441)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Gree Hammered with Maximum CPSC Civil Penalty

Humidifier manufacturer Gree will pay the maximum civil penalty of $15.45 million in a CPSC settlement accepted by commissioners by a vote of 4-1.

 

Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle was the only commissioner that voted against imposing the maximum penalty. Buerkle has not supported severe penalties in recent agency enforcement actions.

Friday, March 25, 2016/Author: AJ Esposito/Number of views (368)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
AG and DA Task Force Settle Ginger Snap Cookie Litigation

AG and DA Task Force Settle Ginger Snap Cookie Litigation

Snack food giant Mondelēz International, Inc., formerly Kraft Foods has agreed to settle a Proposition 65 enforcement action brought by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and a task force of eleven California District Attorneys and the non-profit citizen enforcement group Center for Environmental Health.
Thursday, January 28, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (6862)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Attorney General Proposes Regulations to Curb “Frivolous...

Attorney General Proposes Regulations to Curb “Frivolous...

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has introduced a series of regulatory changes to Proposition 65 intended to curb “frivolous lawsuits.” 
Friday, October 02, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1985)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Titanium Dioxide Litigation Dismissed

Titanium Dioxide Litigation Dismissed

An Alameda County Superior Court Judge has granted summary judgement, dismissing a Proposition 65 lawsuit brought against approximately 100 cosmetic and personal care products companies. The suit alleged that the companies failed to provide clear and conspicuous warnings that titanium dioxide (TiO2) in powdered cosmetic products is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Thursday, October 01, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1632)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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PepsiCo Settles Caramel Coloring Litigation

PepsiCo Settles Caramel Coloring Litigation

Soft drink and snack food giant PepsiCo has agreed to lower its levels of 4-MEI (4-Methylimidazole) in its soda products as part of a settlement with Proposition 65 citizen enforcement group the Center for Environmental Health (CEH).  
Pepsi’s agreement requires PepsiCo to lower levels of 4-MEI in its soda products sold in California by January 1, 2016.
The chemical compound 4-MEI is a chemical byproduct formed when caramel coloring class III and IV are produced.
Thursday, September 17, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2388)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Leeman Prevails In Fee Reduction Appeal

Leeman Prevails In Fee Reduction Appeal

The California First Court of Appeal has struck down a Superior Court judge’s ruling to drastically reduce attorneys’ fees in a Proposition 65 settlement.
Friday, May 22, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1620)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Surprise!  Some Condom Brands May Soon Carry Prop 65...

Surprise! Some Condom Brands May Soon Carry Prop 65...

Proposition 65 warnings may soon be carried on an unlikely personal care product according to recent pre-suit notice filed by the Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) on October 6.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1916)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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AG Takes Aim at In Lieu of Civil Penalties Payments

AG Takes Aim at In Lieu of Civil Penalties Payments

The California Attorney General’s office is attempting once again to discourage the use of settlement payments made in lieu of civil penalties, following its analysis of settlements entered in 2013.
Friday, July 11, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (733)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
CEH Settles Shampoo Cases with 26 Companies

CEH Settles Shampoo Cases with 26 Companies

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced today it has settled with major producers and retailers of personal care products, including Colgate Palmolive, Saks Inc., Walgreens and 23 others requiring the companies to end their use of Cocamide DEA, a Proposition 65 listed carcinogen used in shampoos and other personal care products.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (10295)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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