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Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
Is Fracking Safe?
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
In This Issue:
Letter from Chair; Key Practice Highlights; Aviation; Consumer Products and Toxic Torts; Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices; Awards + Rankings; Publications; Key Contacts.
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 United States (US) Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) authority and ability to stay generally informed about new risks associated with consumer products and...more
The Australian Federal Court has fined a children’s sleepwear brand $1 million in relation to its supply of unsafe children’s nightdresses and pajamas.
According to Product Safety Australia, Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd supplied...more
The United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada issued a joint recall of expanding toys in the US and Canada.
The toys, which go by the names Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs...more
This article will tell you about the dangers of childhood lead poisoning, how you can find out if there is lead in your home or apartment, what to do if there is lead, and what protections Massachusetts law provides for you...more
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is found in six different varieties, each of which can be used for different industrial or manufacturing applications. Workers who are exposed to asbestos may face an increased...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
A summary of the latest global proposals, enactments, amendments, and enforcements applicable to toys and children's products, including apparel, food contact articles, and jewelry.
Includes updates on chemicals of high...more
The Fifth Circuit recently issued a significant decision restricting the use of the doctrine of cy pres in class action settlements, as well as affirming the importance of a well-drafted settlement document....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
We are representing a family with a lead poisoned child. The landlord does not have deep pockets, but the previous owner who had been order to remediate this problem 2 years prior to my clients renting the house is a large...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
Attorneys' Edge Productions turns your case into a compelling video documentary for use at mediation. This article discusses the best cases for documentary production and how the right creative team can turn even difficult...more
Attorneys' Edge Productions is a team of highly recognized TV journalists who use their skills to create broadcast quality settlement documentaries for attorneys. These powerful videos can help achieve maximum compensation...more
The Settlement Documentary can be the strongest weapon in your arsenal at mediation and pre-trial hearings. This article explains why it is best to use TV News veterans to produce a broadcast quality documentary since the...more
This article discusses the BP Oil spill and the race to the courthouse by attorneys. It's all about the money....more