Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

Stoel Rives LLP

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California Attorney General Targets Prop. 65 Plaintiffs’ Settlement Terms

The California Office of the Attorney General is seeking to limit certain payment provisions common in Prop. 65 plaintiffs’ settlements with defendants. The proposed rulemaking, published September 25, 2015, would limit the...more

10/2/2015 - Attorney's Fees Chemicals OEHHA Proposition 65 Public Benefits Rulemaking Process Settlement Toxic Exposure

California Doubles Down on Proposition 65 Regulations; OEHHA Issues Pre-Regulatory Proposals That Harm Existing Defenses

Late last week, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) released several new pre-regulatory draft proposals regarding Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”). With one possible exception, the pre-regulatory...more

9/2/2015 - Arsenic Beech-Nut Comment Period Food Manufacturers Food Safety Lead OEHHA Policy Drafting Proposition 65 Regulatory Agenda Safe Harbors Toxic Exposure

New Proposed Proposition 65 Warning Requirements: What You Need To Know

On January 12, 2015, California’s Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) released the long anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes changes to the warning requirements under Proposition...more

1/15/2015 - Distributors Manufacturers NPRM OEHHA Proposed Regulation Proposition 65 Supply Chain Warning Labels

Prop 65 Law Alert: California Proposes Significant Changes to Proposition 65 Warning Requirements

On March 7, 2014, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”), the agency responsible for implementing California’s Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”), issued proposed changes to existing regulations that would...more

3/11/2014 - Manufacturers Medical Devices Prescription Drugs Proposition 65 Warning Labels

New Wave of Prop 65 Notices Target Rice Industry

This week, Consumer Advocacy Group (CAG), a non-profit organization that files numerous Proposition 65 (Prop 65) lawsuits each year, issued notices of violation alleging that 15 companies violated California law by selling...more

2/20/2014 - Food Contamination Food Safety Proposition 65

'All Natural' Label Making in California: Are You a Class Action Target?

In recent years, numerous class actions alleging false and misleading labeling and advertising have been filed in California regarding use of the terms "All Natural" or "100% Natural" on a wide range of food and beverage...more

11/15/2013 - Class Action Compliance False Advertising Food Labeling Misleading Statements

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