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When Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) warning requirements took effect for a common ingredient in shampoo and skincare products this past June, the plaintiffs’ bar took notice. To date, 29 notices of violation have issued to dozens...more
Malibu High School Teachers Letter to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Regarding their Concern that Contaminants at Malibu High School are Causing Cancer.
A letter signed by 20 Malibu Middle and...more
There may be reforms coming to Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) after several previous failed attempts and a growing chorus of complaints from business large and small over the years concerning the unfairness of the law, which was...more
As we’ve previously reported here, California is close to finalizing regulations to implement the “Safer Consumer Products Regulations” enacted by the Legislature and signed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009. On...more
California Governor Edmund Brown has added his voice to a number of California legislators calling for an overhaul of the state's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – better known as Proposition 65 (the...more
The Writ petition is about the unrestricted commercial availability of many substances which are labelled as Group 1 (Class A) or Group 2A/2B Carcinogens (Sure-shot Cancer causing agents) by the WHO IARC (International Agency...more
Originally published in Toxics Law Reporter on 12/13/2012.
As part of the ‘‘Green Chemistry’’ craze over the last few years, numerous states across the country have considered or enacted laws mandating companies selling...more
On January 29, 2013, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released revisions to the next generation of its proposed consumer product regulations. The draft regulations set out the details of California’s...more
The latest enacted, amended, and revised REACH requirements; proposed REACH requirements; and REACH enforcement actions in Q4 2011.
Includes proposed amendments and new restrictions on lead and mercury; recommendations on...more
This is an article by environmental litigator Shawn Collins discussing his experience in environmental class action cases, and why homeowners cannot afford to trust what the polluting companies say. Their lawyers or public...more
Winston & Strawn's Greater China Law Update is a bi-monthly publication covering relevant legal, financial, and economic topics that affect the Chinese and Hong Kong marketplaces....more
This article discusses the BP Oil spill and the race to the courthouse by attorneys. It's all about the money....more
This article discusses the greed of lawyers and BP. The attorneys want to be first to control the mass tort litigation in order to make more money. BP put profits over safety. At $6 billion profit last quarter, they could...more
This article takes the BP Oil case and relates it to other cases. It is an attempt to make people think about lawsuits. Does a lawsuit always have to be filed? No. In fact, most attorney make a run at trying to resolve...more
This article discusses the BP Oil spill and the attempts to gain by lawyers and attorneys. It is an attempt to make people think about whether they need to rush to take legal action....more
On April 15, 2010, both Houses of Congress introduced legislation aimed at revamping the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). As explained in more detail below, if adopted as written, this legislation could impose...more
Read the background on the disease, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, gadolinium-based contrast agents and the renally impaired and the enormous litigation swell that has surfaced as a result. ...more
A Phase 1 Environmental Report is necessary in any commercial real estate purchase and sale....more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Toy makers settle lead-contaminated toy lawsuit in California
*Consumer advocacy groups file lawsuit challenging CPSC’s phthalates ruling
*Obama team to meet with advocates pushing for BPA ban
The article reviews and explains the holding of In re Groundwater Cases (2007), 154 Cal. App. 4th 659. This precedent setting case outlines the extent to which a private or municipal drinking water system in California may...more